Manchester United fan with 'Hamas' on the back of his shirt parades through London streets as police launch manhunt

Manchester United fan with 'Hamas' on the back of his shirt parades through London streets as police launch manhunt

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George Bunn

By George Bunn


Published: 26/05/2024

- 15:15

Updated: 26/05/2024

- 16:27

There was some concern the shirt featured a reference to the October 7 attack

A manhunt has been launched after a man was spotted wearing a Manchester United shirt with 'Hamas' written on the back.

The supporter was seen walking near Oxford Circus tube station in London on Friday donning the 'Hamas 7' Red Devils jersey.


The Jewish observer, who preferred to stay anonymous, was concerned the '7' on the back of the shirt was a reference to the October 7 attack.

Now, the Met Police has confirmed they have launched an investigation into the incident.

\u200bThe man was spotted wearing the shirt outside Oxford Circus station

The man was spotted wearing the shirt outside Oxford Circus station

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The person who took the photographs said he was going to collect some footwear in central London when he saw the man wearing the shirt.

After following for a short time, he took pictures, claiming that the man did not seem to care that he was being photographed.

He presumed the number on the back was a reference to the attack last year, where Hamas and several other Palestinian militant groups launched coordinated armed incursions from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel and at the Nova music festival.

Over a thousand people were killed in the attack, with hundreds more wounded. Nearly 36,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's offensive, Gaza's health ministry says.

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Smoke rises during an Israeli air strike, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Rafah

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Being a member or showing support for Hamas is considered illegal in the UK and can lead to a prison sentence of up to 14 years.

A spokesperson from the Met Police told GB News: "On Friday, May 24 police received a call from a member of the public reporting that a man was walking in Oxford Street, W1 wearing a football shirt with an offensive message on it.

"Enquiries are under way to try and identify the man.

"Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or 'X' @MetCC and quote CAD3538/24May."

GB News has contacted Manchester United for comment.

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The Met Police has launched an investigation

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Earlier today, Hamas armed wing al-Qassam Brigades said it launched a "big missile" attack on Tel Aviv as the Israeli military sounded sirens in the central city warning of possible incoming rockets.

Hamas Al-Aqsa TV said the rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip. Rocket sirens had not been heard in Tel Aviv for the past four months. The reason for the sirens was not immediately stated by the Israeli military.

Israeli emergency medical services said they had received no reports of casualties.

The attack signalled the Islamist faction was still able to fire long-range rockets despite more than seven months of devastating Israeli military offensive from the air and the ground.

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