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Galloway sacked by TalkRADIO for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet

George Galloway

TalkRADIO has sacked George Galloway for posting what it described as an anti-Semitic tweet about the Champions League final on Twitter.

On Saturday night, the former Labour MP praised Liverpool’s win over Tottenham, before adding: “No #Israël flags on the Cup!” This was a reference to Tottenham’s strong links with the Jewish community and the fact, he said, that there were several Israeli flags in their section of the stadium in Madrid.

On Monday, the radio station said it had terminated Galloway’s weekly show. “As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-Semitic views,” it said.

Galloway hit back at his former employer, tweeting: “See you in Court guys.”

In a statement, Tottenham said: “It’s astounding in this day and age to read such blatant anti-Semitism published on a social platform by someone who is still afforded air time on a radio station on which he has previously broken broadcast impartiality rules.”

And Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl thanked the club for “calling out” Galloway and talkRADIO for “taking this poisonous and divisive figure off air”.

She added: “His attempt to bring hatred into a wonderful occasion for English football has attracted the derision it deserves.”

Taking to Twitter again, Galloway said he had been given a “red card” by the station for “over-celebrating” Liverpool’s success.

The Scot has hosted The Mother of All Talk Shows show since 2016 and has breached Ofcom rules twice – once after discussing anti-Semitism accusations in the Labour Party and once after a show on the Salisbury poisonings.

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