The Dutch footballer was beforehand suspended by the membership for a since-deleted social media put up.
German soccer membership Mainz 05 has terminated Anwar El Ghazi’s contract on account of social media posts associated to the Israeli-Palestinian battle.
In an announcement launched on Friday, Mainz mentioned El Ghazi’s deal was terminated because of the participant’s “feedback and posts on social media”, with out offering additional info.
El Ghazi, 28, was beforehand suspended by the membership over a since-deleted put up concerning the Center East battle, however was allowed to return to coaching earlier this week.
“Get up for what is true, even when it means standing alone,” El Ghazi mentioned in a social media put up after his dismissal.
“The lack of my livelihood is nothing in comparison with the hell being unleashed on the harmless and susceptible in Gaza,” he mentioned.
–Anwar El Ghazi (@elghazi1995) November 3, 2023
In a message printed on October 27 on social networks, he clarified that “to the extent that my earlier statements on social networks have been misunderstood, I wish to make clear that I defend peace and humanity for all”.
Mainz mentioned Monday that they’d lifted the suspension and had been giving him a second probability, saying he had spoken out in opposition to terrorism of all types, together with that of Hamas, and that he additionally didn’t query Israel’s proper to exist.
Nonetheless, in one other social media put up on Wednesday, El Ghazi mentioned the membership launched his assertion with out his permission.
“I’ve no regrets or regret for my place,” the participant wrote. “I don’t distance myself from what I mentioned and I stand, in the present day and at all times till my final breath, for humanity and the oppressed.”
He issued one other assertion by which he condemned “the killing of all harmless civilians in Palestine and Israel.”
“Nothing can justify the killing of over 3,500 kids in Gaza over the previous three weeks…I and we as a world can’t moderately (sic) stay silent. We should name for an finish to the massacres in Gaza now,” the message added.
Earlier than El Ghazi’s dismissal on Friday, German prosecutors had accused him of “disturbing public order by tolerating legal acts along with inciting hatred” via his social media posts.