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Issue No. 1814

OVER 200 people gathered outside Scotland's national football stadium, Hampden Park, in Glasgow on Friday of last week to protest at next month's under-21 football match between Scotland and Israel.

One of the protesters, Osama Saeed, said, 'The authorities say sport is above politics, but the same organisation cancelled a Scotland game with Yugoslavia in the 1990s because 'the political situation wasn't right'.' Bill Speirs, head of the Scottish TUC, said, 'At a time when Palestinian boys cannot get to a football pitch because of restrictions, this match seems particularly inappropriate.'


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Sat 24 Aug 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1814
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