Frederic Kanoute Shows Support for Palestine

666 0

Frederic Kanonute, who was born in France but plays for Mali’s national team, is a Muslim and shows his support for Palestine with a T-shirt after he scores. In the past Kanoute has chosen not to wear Sevilla’s jersey because its sponsor is a gambling/betting company.

Kanouté has been a staunch follower of Islam since he turned 20 and back in 2006/2007 refused to wear a shirt sponsored by gambling website 888.com, because betting is against Islamic principles.

More from BleacherReport on the Kanoute goal celebration:

With the Mali striker having scored Sevilla’s second of the night, Kanoute, a devout Muslim, lifted his shirt to reveal his under-shirt which had “Palestine” written across it. As may have been expected, Kanoute was shown a yellow card for his behaviour, however it can be assumed that the forward took his booking on the chin for his greater goal of publicising his political message.

 

Related Post

The Art of Sergio Busquets

Posted by - June 26, 2019 0
Let’s try to learn how to play like Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets. The Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets rarely makes headlines or…

Iraq Soccer Success

Posted by - June 26, 2019 0
Update – Iraq wins Asian Cup When the referee blows the opening whistle, Iraqis divided by sectarian violence put their…