Monday, January 20, 2014

Zeroing in

You think Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree are the only footballers who don't get along?
The number "1" on the Santiago-based Palestino FC shirts is shaped to look like Israel and the Palestinian Territories - as a single entity - and the design has caused consternation among Chile's Jewish community.
They say the shape of the numeral implies that Israel belongs to Palestinians, The Santiago Times reports.
....But Palestino FC remains defiant. "For us, free Palestine will always be historical Palestine, nothing less," the club says in a statement on its Facebook page. Chile's Palestinian Federation has spoken out in support of the decision, too, saying the map has existed as a symbol in Chile since 1920.
Seems, historically, to resemble another number.

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