Mainz lift Anwar El Ghazi's suspension for Israel-Hamas war post

German soccer club Mainz said Monday they are lifting a suspension imposed on Dutch forward Anwar El Ghazi over a social media post about the Israel-Hamas war.

Mainz said El Ghazi has been given a reprimand and will return to training and be available to play soon. The Bundesliga club suspended him Oct. 18 over what it called an "unacceptable" post on Instagram and he was not in the squad for two league games.

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Mainz said Monday that El Ghazi had "distanced" himself from the post in conversations with the club's management.

The 28-year-old El Ghazi, who previously played for PSV Eindhoven, Aston Villa and Everton, joined Mainz last month. He has made three appearances as a substitute for the team.

Mainz are last in the Bundesliga and play next at Hertha Berlin in the German Cup on Wednesday.