Director of Saudi sports channels, Ghanim Al-Qahtani, has banned Palestinian announcer, Razan Malash, from appearing on his channels after she tweeted in solidarity with Yemen, Shehab News Agency reported on Friday.
Malash, who is a sports correspondent in Spain, tweeted: “The Saudi fighters only strike Yemen, not Israel.”
Al-Qahtani confirmed that she does not work directly with his sports channels, but through a company contracted by them.
Saudi social media users also retrieved old tweets by Malash, in which she accused Saudi Arabia of being responsible for Daesh existence.
She tweeted: “Trump did not choose the time absurdly… Tonight, we condemn and tomorrow we welcome him.”
This tweet ignited controversy on social media, as Saudi users claimed she was disparaging of the kingdom, which led to her firing.