Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time has come for Sports to challenge its political barrier

Moeen Ali wears a wristband with Save Gaza written over it during
the Southampton Test
By Himanshu Shekhar

Bodies governing sports have a point in not allowing show of political lineage but the line between political and humanitarian issues is increasingly getting blurred.

England cricketer Moeen Ali's wristbands that read 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine’ during the second day of the third Test against India in Southampton stirred up a hornet's nest but a walk down memory lane will tell us that this is not the first such instance of a sportsperson making a political statement, Nor, I suspect, will it be the last one.

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