FIFA To Begin Disciplinary Proceedings Against Palestinian Football Head Jibril Rajoub

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The international soccer body FIFA has decided to begin disciplinary proceedings against Palestinian Football Association head Jibril Rajoub for alleged incitement ahead of a canceled friendly match between Argentina and Israel, which was to have been held in Jerusalem earlier this month, the Israel Football Association announced Wednesday.

The IFA last week filed a complaint against Rajoub and the Palestinian Football Association over Rajoub’s conduct ahead of the match, which included calls for posters and jerseys of star Lionel Messi to be burned, as well as a threat to thwart Argentina’s bid to host the World Cup in 2030.

Here are some of Rajoub’s offensive comments that have led to FIFA’s decision to begin the disciplinary proceedings:

You can’t take the terrorist out of the man, but I sure as hell hope we can take the terrorist out of any involvement with the sport of football.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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