A simple letter in the Belfast Telegraph worth reading:
David Morrison’s comparison between sport in Israel and apartheid South Africa (Writeback July 20) was shown up by events at the Oval on Wednesday night when Glentoran took on Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.
The Israeli team was multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-racial.
I spoke to a young black Ethiopian member of the Maccabi Haifa squad at half-time. He assured me of his full Israeli citizenship, that he was enjoying life in Israel, and excited about his sporting future there. Apartheid South Africa? Somehow, I don’t think so.
Andrew J Shaw