Football Against Apartheid is asking you to sign this petition in support of the call made on 14 February 2014 by Jibril Rajoub, chair of the Palestinian Football Association, who said his association “will seek the expulsion of Israel from FIFA at the next FIFA Congress”, and that he “has the support of other Arab and North African nations”. Football Against Apartheid wholeheartedly support this overdue expulsion call, and we now call on right thinking people across the world to support this call. We believe expulsion is the correct call too because UEFA allowed the Apartheid state to re-enter international football tournaments when Kuwait in 1974 Asian Games rightly refused to take the pitch against the Apartheid state. Apartheid South Africa was expelled from FIFA on 16 July 1976 and heradled the the end of Apartheid in South Africa.
Dear Presidents of FIFA, and UEFA
If football is to avoid allegations of hypocrisy with regard to fighting racism it must not be seen to condone the worst manifestation of racism - Apartheid Racism - by the highest authories within the game.
Please instruct all the national associations to commence a democratic discussion and consultation exercise at every level of every football association to consider the EXPULSION of Israel from FIFA and UEFA as apartheid South Africa was expelled and heralded the end of apartheid in that country.