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July 14, 2014

Basketball star backtracks on #FreePalestine tweet

Houston Rocket's Dwight Howard deletes tweet and apologises for having an opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Image via Twitter user @KhaledBeydoun.

NBA basketball player Dwight Howard triggered online backlash Saturday, when he expressed solidarity with Palestinians by tweeting #FreePalestine, only to delete it minutes later. The Houston Rockets centre then apologised for commenting on international politics.

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