Anger in the Arab World After Soccer Superstar Lionel Messi Gives His Son a ‘Jewish Name’
In Algeria specifically, people took the naming of the Barcelona player’s son very negatively. They expressed their hostility towards the athlete and his son’s chosen name saying that, “the name of Messi’s son is like the name of the Prime Minister of Israel,” Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s NRG reported.
Some of the protesters also voiced their hope that Messi would alter his decision and ultimately choose a different name for his son, according to the report.
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