England cricketer Moeen Ali is seen wearing ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’ wristbands.
→ England have defended Moeen Ali’s right to wear wristbands demonstrating his support and sympathy for the people of Gaza while playing on the second day of the third Test against India in Southampton.
The International Cricket Council’s code of conduct bans players from displaying “messages which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes”, and an ICC spokesman confirmed on Monday that the governing body is “investigating the matter”.
But England believe that Moeen’s messages were humanitarian rather than political, after the 27-year-old had already been pictured raising money for the Gaza relief efforts in his home city of Birmingham last week. [x]