About one hundred PSC activists from Southampton demonstrating against the Israeli team the were joined by activists from Portsmouth, Brighton and London. They displayed RCIR’s banner “Fair Play for Palestine” and the “Saints against Apartheid” banner. The Palestinian flag was displayed inside the ground. Unfortunately for Southampton a 1-1 draw was not good enough to get them through to the round of 32 making way for Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
Leaflets distributed to spectators quoted:
UEFA President Alexander Ceferin:
“Racism, discrimination and intolerance have no place in football”
and U.S. sports writer Dave Zirin :
“Death, injury or imprisonment has been a reality for several members of the Palestinian national team over the last five years. Just imagine if members of Spain’s top-flight World Cup team had been jailed, shot or killed by another country and imagine the international media outrage that would ensure.”