Bayern hold talks with Mazraoui over his pro-Palestine posts

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Bayern Munich say they have had “detailed and clarifying” talks with Noussair Mazraoui after the full-back expressed support for Palestine.

The Morocco player made pro-Palestinian posts on Instagram following Israel’s strikes on Gaza in response to a surprise attack earlier this month.

Comments on social media sparked reports that Mazraoui’s future at Bayern is in jeopardy, but the club moved to defuse tensions by meeting with him after his return from international duty.

A statement from Bayern included a message from the full-back saying: “I condemn all terrorism and terrorist organisations.”

The club’s statement added: “FC Bayern Munich held a detailed and clarifying conversation with Noussair Mazraoui this week. The reason for the discussion was Mazraoui’s Instagram posts about terror against Israel nearly two weeks ago, which led to irritation and criticism.”

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“FC Bayern and Noussair Mazraoui strongly oppose the transfer of the Middle East conflict and its resulting violence to Germany, which is committed to peace. Hate and violence of any kind have no place in Germany’s political culture.”

Bayern chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen said: “Noussair Mazraoui has reliably assured us that as a peace-loving person he firmly rejects terror and war and he never intended to cause any irritation with his posts. his. FC Bayern condemns Hamas attack on Israel.”

The Bundesliga champions said the 25-year-old will not be left out of the squad but is unavailable to play against Mainz on Saturday due to injury.

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