Ex-Labour MP George Galloway is SACKED by TalkRADIO for ‘anti-Semitic’ Spurs tweet saying that Liverpool’s Champions League win meant there would be ‘no Israel flags on the Cup’
- Tottenham have accused former MP George Galloway of ‘blatant antisemitism’
- Galloway tweeted that Liverpool’s Champions League win over Spurs in Madrid on Saturday meant there would be ‘No Israel flags on the Cup’
- Spurs called the 64-year-old’s remarks ‘astounding in this day and age’
- TalkRADIO confirmed firing, saying station ‘does not tolerate anti-semitic views’
Published: 18:41 EDT, 2 June 2019 | Updated: 09:59 EDT, 3 June 2019
Hard Left former Labour MP George Galloway has been sacked as a radio pundit after being accused of ‘blatant anti-Semitism’ in a tweet about Spurs’ defeat in the Champions League final.
The firebrand said he had been ‘given the red card’ by TalkRADIO after praising the 2-0 win for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur for meaning there were ‘no Israel flags on the Cup!’
His comments were criticised by the club – which has a strong Jewish fanbase in north London – in the aftermath of the defeat.
Talksport confirmed he had been fired today ‘with immediate effect’, with a spokesman saying: ‘As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-Semitic views.’
Mr Galloway responded by saying he had been dismissed from the station, owned by Rupert Murdoch, for ‘over-celebrating’, adding: ‘Not sure it’s the wisest move Mr Murdoch’s team ever made given the history and all.’
Spurs, who lost Saturday’s final in Madrid 2-0 after an under-par performance despite the return of star striker Harry Kane (pictured) , has a strong Jewish fanbase
Galloway has been the host of a ‘The Mother of All Talk Shows’ on TalkRadio since June 2016, broadcasting on Friday evenings.
The former Labour Party member first became an MP for the party in 1987 in the constituency of Glasgow Hillhead, later Glasgow Kelvin.
He was expelled from the Labour Party in 2003 and joined the Respect Party, serving as MP for Bethnal Green and Bow (2005 to 2010) and then Bradford West (2012 to 2015), before the party was dissolved in 2016.
After full-time on Saturday night the 64-year-old congratulated Liverpool for their success in a tweet that misspelled the name of the revered former manager Bill Shankly.
He tweeted: ‘Congratulations to the great people of Liverpool to the memory of the socialist miner #BillShankley to the fallen 96 to those who fought for justice for them and to the Liverpool dockers. No Israel flags on the Cup!’
Tottenham have accused George Galloway of ‘blatant anti-Semitism’ for a tweet in which he congratulated Liverpool but expressed relief at their being ‘no Israel flags on the cup’
Spurs condemned the comments, calling them ‘astounding’ and accused Galloway of ‘blatant anti-Semitism’.
A statement given to Sky Sports News read: ‘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.’
Tottenham lost the Champions League final to Liverpool 2-0 on Saturday night in Madrid