WATCH: An English professional football team hoists the Palestinian flag

English football club Forest Green Rovers fly the Palestinian flag during a game in Gloucestershire. (Photo: via FGR Twitter page)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

English football club Forest Green Rovers wave the Palestinian flag on April 18 during a match against Oldham Athletic at the Gloucestershire club’s New Lawn stadium.

President Dale Vince said in a tweet that raising the Palestinian flag was the club’s way of showing solidarity with Palestine.

“We flew that flag at the FGR game today. In solidarity with Palestine,” Dale wrote.

“The conflict there has all the same ingredients as the one in Ukraine – invasion, occupation, killing of civilians, destruction of homes and hospitals – and sieges.”

In a different tweet, also on April 18, Dale condemned blatant US support for Israel, saying that,

“Palestine has been besieged by Israel – by air, land and sea, for decades. The United States allows this, pumps billions into Israel to support its economy and military, and uses its veto to block any meaningful UN action.

Vince is a green energy businessman who became chairman of Forest Green Rovers FC in 2010.

Forest Green Rovers Football Club is a professional football club based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England. The team competes in League Two of the English Football League (EFL).

(The Chronicle of Palestine)

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