George Galloway fired by TalkRadio after being accused of antisemitism over Spurs 'Israel flag' tweet

He responds: 'See you in court guys. Long live Palestine'


George Galloway has lost his radio presenting job after the station fired him over a tweet that was condemned as "blatant antisemitism".

The former Respect MP tweeted "No Israel flag on the Cup" after Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final on Saturday."

TalkRadio, the Rupert Murdoch-owned station, announced on Monday Mr Galloway had lost his broadcasting position.

In a statement, the station said: "TalkRADIO has terminated George Galloway's weekly show with immediate effect. As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate antisemitic views."

In response, George Galloway tweeted: "I've just been sacked by TalkRadio. See you in Court guys... Long live Palestine."

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl said: "We would like to thank Tottenham for calling out the blatant antisemitism in George Galloway’s tweet.

"We also applaud TalkRadio or taking this poisonous figure off air. His attempt to bring hatred into such a wonderful occasion has rightfully attracted derision."


The original tweet sparked anger.

Earlier, the club tweeted that it was "blatant antisemitism... by someone who is still afforded air time on a radio station on which he has previously broken broadcast impartiality rules".

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