Aouati vs Benzema
The newly erupting conflict in the Middle East is heightening tensions. Karim Benzema, the prominent footballer who makes his money not far away in Saudi Arabia, has now spoken out. In the X News service, the international footballer expressed his solidarity with the residents of the Gaza Strip “Victims of this unjust bombing” She was called out – and thus sparked angry reactions from parts of society.
The answer of Dudu Awate, the former Israeli national team goalkeeper, was particularly emotional. “You big son of a bitch.”The 46-year-old commented on Benzema’s post in Hebrew, French, English, Arabic and Spanish. This causes headlines like this from Spanish trade newspaper Sport: “Awati insults Benzema in five languages”.
Ratcliffe before joining United
Meanwhile, English continues to be spoken at Manchester United. A takeover offer from Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani worth about six billion euros was rejected. For now, the Red Devils remain in the hands of the Glazer family – but not only. English chemical businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe now wants to join the Manchester club as co-owner.
“Ratcliffe takes over as coach of Manchester United”, “Mirror” titles. The UK’s richest citizen will soon have 25 percent of the United pie for a sum worth billions and will be actively involved in the football business. One of the projects pushed by the new strongman is the expansion of Old Trafford to 90,000 seats.
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