Palestine protestor chains himself to Hampden goal as Scotland vs Israel delayed

Police and ground staff attempt to remove a protestor wearing a "Red Card For Israel" T-Shirt.
-Credit: (Image: Jane Barlow/PA Wire)


A pro-Palestine protestor has delayed the kick-off of Scotland women's clash against Israel after chaining himself to a goalpost.

The man, who was seen wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the message "Red Card for Israel", made his way onto the pitch before attaching himself to the goals. Staff were reportedly forced to cut the man free before he was led off by police.

It comes after protestors gathered outside the stadium on Friday, May 31, following the SFA's decision to play the EURO 2025 qualifier behind closed doors, reports the Record. How the man managed to get on the pitch is currently unclear.

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As a result, kick-off in the crucial qualifier for next year's tournament has had to be pushed back. Pedro Martinez Losa's side have made a positive start in their campaign to reach the finals in Switzerland, collecting four points from their first two matches after following up a 0-0 draw away to Serbia with a 1-0 win against Slovakia last month.

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