George Galloway sacked by talkRADIO over allegedly anti-Semitic tweet

George Galloway sacked by talkRADIO over allegedly anti-Semitic tweet

George Galloway has been sacked by talkRADIO after sending an allegedly anti-Semitic tweet.

The former MP posted on the social media site after the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham on Saturday night.

He praised Liverpool’s win, before adding: “No #Israël flags on the Cup!”

On Monday, the radio station said it had terminated his weekly show.

Mr Galloway hit back at his former employer, tweeting:

“See you in Court guys.”

The original tweet from Mr Galloway on Saturday night saw the former Labour and Respect MP face a backlash on Twitter.

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He defended the comment, claiming a number of Tottenham fans were flying the flag of Israel in the crowd and it showed an affiliation to a “racist state”.

But he was accused of being racist himself, including by Tottenham football club itself, which told Sky News the tweet was “blatant anti-Semitism”.

On Monday morning, talkRADIO said it had cancelled Mr Galloway’s show, adding: “As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-Semitic views.”

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Taking to Twitter again, Mr Galloway said he’d been given a “red card” by the station for “over-celebrating” Liverpool’s success.

Mr Galloway has hosted The Mother of All Talk Shows show since 2016 and has breached Ofcom rules twice – once after discussing anti-Semitism accusations in the Labour Party and once after a show on the Salisbury poisonings.

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