Indy amends article suggesting racism among Beitar fans is symbolic of Zionism

A supporter of UK Media Watch complained to Indy editors, noting that their suggestion that the racist behavior of some Israeli fans is symbolic of Zionism is as absurd as claiming that English football hooligans symbolises all of English culture.

An article at The Independent on racist supporters of Israeli Premier League club Beitar Jerusalem (“Beitar Jerusalem: Fans of Israeli club want to ‘change name’ of new signing Ali Mohamed”, June 12) included a sentence suggesting that the racist behavior of some fans is symbolic of the inherent bigotry within Zionism.

A supporter of this blog complained to Indy editors, noting that their suggestion that the racist behavior of some Beitar fans is symbolic of Zionism as a whole is as absurd as claiming that English football hooligans symbolises all of English culture. (Honest Reporting also had lodged a complaint.)

To their credit, editors responded to the complaints and amended the article.  The sentence claiming Beitar racism is symbolic of Zionism has been removed from the article.

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