Man United Stars Carry Palestine Flag at Old Trafford During Lap of Honour

Man United Stars Carry Palestine Flag at Old Trafford During Lap of Honour

- Paul Pogba is the most high-profile Premier League player to show solidarity for the Palestinian people

- The midfielder's decision to carry Palestine's flag at old Trafford came just days after he took to social media to call for peace in the war-torn region

- Whereas political statements by players have in the past attracted punishment, Pogba and Diallo are not expected to be sanctioned

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Man United stars Paul Pogba and Amad Diallo have shown their solidarity for Palestine after being spotted carrying the country's flag around Old Trafford during the club's end-of-season lap of honour.

Man United Stars Carry Palestine Flag at Old Trafford During Lap of Honour
Pogba's decision to carry Palestine's flag at old Trafford came just days after he took to social media to call for peace in the war-torn region. Photo by Laurence Griffiths.
Source: UGC

The session came after United's 1-1 draw against Fulham on the night of Tuesday, May 18, in what was the club's last home match this season.

The encounter was marked with the return of 10,000 fans who had the privilege to watch the match from the stadium after easing of lockdown restrictions on England.

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Metro UK reports it is a tradition for players to walk around the pitch after the match and Pogba used the opportunity to show support for Palestine as he held its flag aloft, with youngster Amad Diallo joining him later.

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Pogba has in the recent past shown his support for the Palestinian people, with a passionate social media appeal calling for peace.

"The world needs peace and love. It will soon be Eid. Let us all love one another #PrayForPalestine," he posted.

The Frenchman, who is the most high-profile Premier League player to express solidarity with Palestine reiterated that message on Tuesday.

"Let’s keep our world safe and free from violence. Pray for Palestine," the midfielder noted.

Asked what he thought of his players' gesture, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pointed out there is every need for everyone "to respect their views."

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"If my players think about other things than football that’s a positive thing and we’ve seen that with some of the players before that they do care about [things]. Look at Marcus Rashford, the difference he’s made. So we respect their right to have a different view," Ole maintained.

United, meanwhile, are scheduled to wind up their Premier League campaign with a trip to Molineux to take on Wolves before travelling to Gdansk for the Europa League final where they will battle Villarreal.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Man United played out a 1-1 draw with already relegated Premier League side Fulham in their penultimate fixture at Old Trafford.

A moment of brilliance from Edison Cavani gave the home side the lead but Joe Bryan brought the Cottagers level to earn a point at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Red Devils started the game brightly as they created series of chances before they scored the opening goal of the match in the 15th minute.

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