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18th May 2021

Paul Pogba and Amad Diallo unfurl Palestine flag after final Man Utd home game

Simon Lloyd

The Manchester United duo showed their support for the people of Palestine

Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Amad Diallo unveiled a Palestine flag after full-time in their side’s final home game of the Premier League season in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people caught in the midst of the ongoing conflict with Israel.

United played out a 1-1 draw with already-relegated Fulham at Old Trafford, with some supporters allowed into the stadium for the first time this season to watch the game.

As is tradition after the final home game of the season, United’s players performed a lap of appreciation after full-time at Old Trafford, which saw Pogba and Diallo unfurl the flag.

This comes within a week of Leicester duo Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana doing the same shortly after their side triumphed over Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Choudhury went on to drape the flag over his shoulders when the trophy was lifted.

It has since been confirmed that neither player will face punishment, after some suggestions this could be viewed as a political statement. However, the Independent reports that the FA does not investigate the general use of flags on the field of play, meaning that the two players are set to avoid any disciplinary action.