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Craig Foster – the man behind Hakeem al-Araibi's remarkable release

Hailed for mobilising the global football family, the SBS commentator now says ‘we are just warming up’On 7 December, 10 days after the Australian refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi was arrested at Bangkok airport, the former Socceroos captain Craig Foster sent a letter to the president and secretary general of Fifa reminding them that they had a human rights policy.“I am sure that all in our global football family are delighted that Fifa have committed to the protection of basic human rights across its global football activities,” he wrote.Sent to FIFA President and Secretary-General today to advocate for Hakeem’s rights under Article 3, FIFA Statutes and for FIFA to demonstrate their commitment to applying leverage and constructive dialogue with stakeholders where rights are breached #SaveHakeem @fatma_samoura pic.twitter.com/BqDMCsJY6s Related: Hakeem al-Araibi on flight to Australia after release in Thailand I'm here any way u need me mate. My support for Hakeem and raising awareness for him is very important. Please pass on my message that he has my full support Craig. https://t.co/PBOKOz2SzWCraig Foster for next Australian of the Year.Once he’s had a few days off, might it be time to just put Craig Foster in charge of everything?While delighted Hakeem is free and will be with his wife today, we are just warming up because this was a fight for the soul of sport and, whilst a blow has been struck, a great battle lies ahead. Thankyou to everyone. An incredibly uplifting win for the human spirit #HakeemSaved pic.twitter.com/BO9mlgvKCa Related: Case of Hakeem al-Araibi becomes a battle for the soul of sport | Craig Foster Not to detract from #HakeemAlAraibi's moment of freedom here, but just want to note that Craig Foster, the guy deemed too "divisive" for the FFA Chair, united millions across the global football community and harnessed political power... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Craig Foster – the man behind Hakeem al-Araibi's remarkable release, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Craig Foster – the man behind Hakeem al-Araibi's remarkable release

 

 

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Published By: The Guardian - Tuesday, 12 February

 

 

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