Algerian defender Youssef Atal has been banned by Nice for anti-Semitic posts on social media. Nice, a French Ligue 1 club issued a statement confirming Atal’s suspension. After posting an anti-Israel video on social media. Following the conflict that occurred with the Hamas group in the Gaza Strip.
A Nice statement confirmed Atal’s suspension until further notice. The Algerian defender is now aware of his mistake. After deleting the post on Instagram and apologize in writing.
However, this story would not end with the club’s punishment. UFABET Because the Nice prosecutor’s office has already opened a preliminary investigation against Atal on charges of protecting terrorism.
Not only that Ethics Council of the French Football Federation. It is also investigating the 27-year-old defender’s incident on charges of inciting public hatred or violence. Because of his religion.
Previously, a similar incident recently occurred with Anwar El Ghazi posting in support of Palestine and accusing Israel of committing genocide. As a result, Mainz in the Bundesliga has suspended players for both practice and games.
In addition, Nice still omitted Atal’s name from the team for this Friday’s game. Even though according to the rules the player will be able to play because the ban will last from October 30. The club will continue to hold on to the original suspension.
This means that Atal will miss playing for Nice throughout 2023 and it is likely that the club will consider releasing him in the January market as well.