Karim Benzema insulted in five languages by ex-Israel goalkeeper for Gaza support

Karim Benzema vies with Dudu Aouate in a La Liga game between Real Madrid and Mallorca in 2012.
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Karim Benzema offered his support to the Palestinian people in a message on social media on Sunday – but the Real Madrid legend received an abusive response in five languages from former Israel goalkeeper Dudu Aouate.

Benzema, who now plays his football in Saudi Arabia with Pro League side Al-Ittihad after spending 14 successful years in Spain with Los Blancos, is one of the few footballers to have publicly supported Palestine following the recent unrest in the Middle East.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.