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Egyptian football hero and TV analyst calls homosexuality ‘dangerous ideology’ | Football

“It goes against human nature,” he wrote to the Qatari branch of beIN Sports. Aboutrika encourages Muslim Premier League players to take action against the rainbow campaign. “Homosexuality is not compatible with Islam,” he said. “It is a dangerous ideology that is getting dirty and Muslims have a role to play in eradicating it.”

The hundred-time international also believes that the channel should take action by only switching to the match at the moment of kick-off. In this way, as little of the rainbow campaign as possible would be shown. “If something happens during the game, we have no influence on it. But in this way we at least do everything we can to not spread that dangerous ideology further.”

Kick It Out, the British organization that promotes inclusivity in football, has responded to Aboutrika’s statements. “We condemn Aboutrika’s incredibly homophobic comments,” Chris Paouros, vice president of Kick It Out, told The Guardian. “We are extremely disappointed and concerned that beIN Sports has decided it is appropriate to broadcast such hate speech and urge you to apologize.”

Fare, which is committed to discrimination in football, also criticizes Aboutrika and the channel. “Nobody from beIN Sport did anything. He was given the space to deny the rights and existence of an entire community.”

Both organizations are also concerned that the statements took place on Qatari TV. The World Cup will be held there next year.

Egyptian football hero and TV analyst calls homosexuality ‘dangerous ideology’ | Football
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