Bayern Munich announced that it will hold a meeting with right-back Noussair Mazraoui to discuss his social media posts, where he expressed support for Palestine during the armed conflict with Israel.
The situation has generated controversy in Germany, leading a deputy to publicly call for the Moroccan player’s expulsion from both the club and the country. In an official statement, Bayern reiterated that all staff and players are aware of the values that the club represents.
The club has already spoken out clearly and publicly following the recent terrorist attack in Israel, expressing concern and support for friends in Israel, whilst also advocating peaceful coexistence for all people in the Middle East.
Mazraoui, who is currently focused on the Moroccan national team due to Data-Fifa, also spoke through his lawyer. He emphasized his quest for peace and justice in the world, condemning all types of terrorism, hatred and violence. The player expressed confusion regarding interpretations contrary to these principles, highlighting the inhumane nature of the conflict, in which innocent lives are lost daily. Finally, Mazraoui clarified that it was never his intention, consciously or unconsciously, to offend or hurt anyone. Last Sunday (15), Mazraoui used his social networks to show his support for Palestine, amid the armed conflict with Israel. It is worth noting that Bayern Munich has Jewish roots, something that is still reflected in part of its fans in Germany.