Israeli Soccer Team Adding 'Trump' To Name To Celebrate Embassy Move

Israeli Soccer Team Adding 'Trump' To Name To Celebrate Embassy Move

Sharing the news across all its official social media, the club boasted about being renamed "Beitar Trump Jerusalem". "We are deeply grateful for his bold decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the embassy there tomorrow!"

'For 70 years has Jerusalem been awaiting worldwide recognition, until President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel,' the team said in a statement.

Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem has renamed itself Beitar Trump Jerusalem in honor of President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy.

In December, the USA president defied global opposition by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, angering Palestinians and Muslims around the world who see the ancient city as a capital of their future state.

Beitar, who have won the Israeli league six times and played in the Europa League the past three seasons, are backed by a vociferous band of right-wing supporters and are the only leading Israeli club never to have signed an Arab player.


"Beitar Jerusalem, one of the most prominent symbols of the city, are happy to honor the president for his love and support with a gesture of our own", the Facebook post read. Much like the move of the embassy, the team's decision to insert Trump's name has drawn many high-profile critics.

Yes, the folks at FC Beitar Jerusalem claim the tribute to the American president is down to him formally recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The signing of the Chechen Muslims led to the harassment of Zaur Sadayev and Dzhabrail Kadiyev, racist in-game chants and even arsonists burning the club's offices in 2013.

It will need official approval from the Israel Football Association, which is not automatic, and Trump has been a registered trademark in Israel since 2008, so the club would need permission to use it.

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