Video: Mahmoud Sarsak – Racism and Politics in Sport: What about the Palestinians?

Mahmoud Sarsak, Palestinian footballer, former political prisoner and hunger striker. (Photo:

On 17 June 2013, the eve of the final match in the European under-21 football competition controversially played in apartheid Israel, an expert panel in London explored the impact of politics and racism in football and the role of sport as a means for Palestinians to resist occupation.

The panel consisted of:

Mahmoud Sarsak, Palestinian footballer, former political prisoner and hunger striker

Piara Powar from the FARE network (European anti-racist football campaign)

Tomas Rodriuguez Perez, Football Beyond Borders

Hugh Tisdale, Philosophy Football

Anwar Uddin, ex-West ham footballer & Show Racism the Red Card

Chaired by Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Mahmoud Sarsak 2013 UK Tour

Organized by SOAS Palestine Society with Football Beyond Borders and the Mahmoud Sarsak UK Tour 2013 Support group

Video: Racism and politics in sport: What about the Palestinians?


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