Riyad Mahrez raises the Palestinian flag

Riyad Mahrez raises the Palestinian flag

Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City became the latest star footballer to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine yesterday as his team lifted the Premier League title.

The Algerian winger, who also captains his national team, draped himself in his national flag and held the Palestinian flag aloft as he celebrated City’s victory in front of fans.

Mahrez became the latest in a string of footballers – in England and across the globe – whose recent gestures of solidarity have helped lift Palestinian spirits as they endured Israeli aggression.

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