Lebanese player withdraws from Wrestling Championship after refusing to play against Israel

Sat 21 Sep 2019 at 12:43 Sports

NNA - Lebanese player, Dominique Abi Nader, withdrew from the 2019 Senior European Wrestling Championship, held in Bucharest, Romania, after refusing to play against Israel.

In this context, Lebanese Wrestling Federation President, Lawyer Omar Iskandarani, stressed that "the Federation rejects normalization with the Israeli enemy in any way."

Iskandarani told player Dominique Abi Nader "not to play and withdraw" from the tournament in wake of the draw with an Israeli opponent, stressing his rejection to normalization with the Israeli enemy.

He also congratulated Abu Nader on his patriotic spirit for his refusal to face the Israeli player and withdrawal from the Championship.

Finally, Iskandarani will inform the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Olympic Committee of said decision.

============== R.K.

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