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?