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A Chilean soccer team’s redesigned uniforms

On this January 4, 2014 picture taken in Santiago, players of the CD Palestino first division football club wear new jerseys, in which the number one was replaced with a 1948 Palestine map. This map, which therefore includes the current state of Israel without specifying its borders, caused controversy in the Jewish community in Chile. Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images (Click to enlarge)

On this January 4, 2014 picture taken in Santiago, players of the CD Palestino first division football club wear new jerseys, in which the number one was replaced with a 1948 Palestine map. Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images (Click to enlarge)

Palestine Square | The blog of the Institute for Palestine Studies

In 1920, Palestinian immigrants to Chile founded the Club Deportivo Palestino soccer team in the capital, Santiago. Today, among Chile’s 300,000 Palestinians – one of the largest Palestinian communities outside the Middle East – the team is simply known as Palestino. Continue reading

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Racist fans halt Chilean soccer match

San Marcos player  Emilio Renteria (Photo: Twitter).

San Marcos player Emilio Renteria from Venezuela (Photo: Twitter).

teleSUR (Nov. 22) – This is the second time that Venezuelan striker Emilio Renteria has been targeted with racists chants.

A first division soccer game in Chile was suspended Saturday when fans reduced a player to tears with racists insults.

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