Barnsley 'take action' against footballer Mido for anti-Israel tweet

Karim Farouk, Monday 10 Dec 2012

The Egyptian striker protested against Israel in London

Barnsley's Egyptian striker Ahmed Hossam 'Mido'

Former Egypt striker Ahmed Hossam "Mido" has been sanctioned by his club Barnsley after he became involved with a protest against Israel at Westminster, the Yorkshire Post revealed on Monday.

 The 29-year old player has reportedly posted an offensive tweet on his Twitter account saying “In London against Israel…. Oh Lord burn them”, if to believe the fans' blog Barnsley's mad.

The post is no longer available as it has been deleted but after the club knew about it.

"It has been investigated and Mido has been spoken to. The matter has been dealt with internally and action has been taken," a club spokesman was quoted as saying by the Yorkshire.

The former Tottenham, Ajax, Roma and Marseille striker joined Barnsley last summer after spending an 18-month spell at his home club Zamalek in Egypt.

However he has struggled making only one substitute appearance this season due to injury and fitness issues.

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