George Galloway sacked by talkRADIO over Israel tweet
talkRADIO has terminated George Galloway’s contract following his tweet at the weekend after Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.
Not long after the final whistle on Saturday night, Mr Galloway wrote: “Congratulations to the great people of Liverpool to the memory of the socialist miner Bill Shankley to the fallen 96 to those who fought justice for them and to the Liverpool dockers. No Israel flags on the Cup!”
Congratulations to the great people of #Liverpool to the memory of the socialist miner #BillShankley to the fallen #96 to those who fought for justice for them and to the Liverpool dockers. No #Israël flags on the Cup!
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) June 1, 2019
A News UK spokesman told RadioToday: “talkRADIO has terminated George Galloway’s weekly show with immediate effect. As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-semitic views.”
Today in a series of tweets Mr Galloway threatened the company with legal action, writing: “I’ve just been sacked by @talkRADIO See you in Court guys. #Palestine #Moats Long live Palestine.”
He added:”I’ve been given a Red Card from @talkRADIO for “over-celebrating” #Liverpool famous victory over Spurs. Not sure it’s the wisest move Mr Murdoch’s team ever made given the history and all. The Mother of All Talkshows – Unleashed- will not be silenced. Stay tuned for further details.”
Mr Galloway has been on the current talkRADIO for the last two years, joining after the 2016 Mayoral election. He does the Friday night 7-10pm slot. He had previously been on talkSPORT 2006-2012.