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Commonwealth Games: Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest

PTI | Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 19:58

Glasgow(Scotland): A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again.

Azizulhasni Awang competed in the men`s sprint yesterday wearing gloves that had the words "Save" written across knuckles on one hand and "Gaza" over the other. Awang`s fists featuring the message were held to cameras after the race, which took him into the quarterfinals. During today`s sprint races, Awang wore plain black gloves.

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said today that Awang`s actions were "inappropriate" and he received "a strong reprimand from his team management."

Hooper says Awang "apologised profusely" and "knows any repetition will see a removal of his accreditation."

First Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 19:58

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