PSA demands apology from David Teeger following his comments supporting Israel army

David Teeger
David Teeger (Image: CSA)

The Palestine Solidarity Alliance demands an apology from South African player David Teeger after following his comment in social media supporting the Israeli army.

PSA demands apology from David Teeger

PSA has submitted an application and planning to protest peacefully during the opening game of the U-19 World Cup 2024 for the social media comment by the South African player David Teeger.

The right-hand batter David Teeger was removed from captaincy a week before the tournament regarding safety concerns following his comments in favor of the Israeli army.

Two weeks after the conflict began in Gaza, the cricketer was named as the rising star at the ABSA Jewish Achiever Awards ceremony.

During his speech delivered at the ceremony function, “But more importantly, yes, I’ve been awarded this award, and yes, I am now the rising star, but the true rising stars are the young soldiers in Israel…

“So I’d like to dedicate this award to the South African family that married off one son whilst the other is still missing. And I’d like to dedicate it to the state of Israel and to every single soldier fighting so that we can live and thrive in the diaspora.”

Cricket South Africa had inquired to clear that any violations of guidelines had been made in this incident before announcing him as the captain.

Naazim Adam from PSA has stated that Teeger has to apologize for his comments and stated, “Has David accepted that he’s done wrong and inflamed the cricket-loving community and that his actions have been divisive?”

“Has CSA not recognized that David has brought the game into disrepute? Until Teeger apologizes, we’re not happy. CSA are the real culprits here and they’re being disingenuous by dropping him as captain because of threats.”

With the tournament set to begin on January 19, South Africa and West Indies will be playing in the inaugural match at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.