talkRADIO has sacked former MP George Galloway after he allegedly sent an anti-semitic tweet after the Champions league football match between Liverpool and Tottenham on Saturday.
Praising Liverpool’s win Galloway said on twitter, “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 #Israël flags on the Cup!”
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 #Israël flags on the Cup!
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) June 1, 2019
Defending his tweet he said there were a number of Tottenham fans flying the flag of Israel in the crowd, and this showed an affiliation to a “racist state.”
Tottenham football club told Sky News that the tweet was “blatant anti-Semitism.”
The radio station said they had terminated his contract on Monday, and Galloway tweeted the station back tweeting, “See you in court guys.”
The radio station said, “As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-Semitic views.”
Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl thanked Tottenham football club for “calling out” Galloway and talkRADIO for “taking this poisonous and divisive figure off air.”
She added, “His attempt to bring hatred into a wonderful occasion for English football has attracted the derision it deserves.”