Jerusalem soccer team to add 'Trump' to its name to honor U.S. President

Donald Trump will be honored by a soccer club in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Donald Trump will be honored by a soccer club in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

One of the largest soccer clubs in Jerusalem is going to add “Trump” to its name to honor United States President Donald Trump.

Beitar Jerusalem will now go by “Beitar Trump Jerusalem.” At least, that’s what the team said in a statement on Facebook.

That statement reads:

“President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. President Trump has shown courage, and true love of the Israeli people and their capital, and these days other countries are following his lead in giving Jerusalem its rightful status.
The football club Beitar Jerusalem, one of the most prominent symbols of the city, are happy to honor the President for his love and support with a gesture of our own. The chairmen of the club, the owner Eli Tabib and the executive manager Eli Ohana have decided to add to the club’s title the name of the American President who made history, and from now on will be called Beitar Trump Jerusalem.
We have the greatest love for the President, and it will win.”

The team is changing its name to show its support for the president after Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

As the Jerusalem Post notes, making the switch might prove difficult. The name change has to be approved by the Jerusalem Football Association. Not only that, but “Donald Trump” has been trademarked in Israel since 2008.

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