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A Jewish man was shocked and ‘very offended’ after spotting a man wearing a Manchester United jersey adorned with ‘Hamas 7’ in London (Picture: SWNS)

A football fan has sparked outrage after being spotted walking through London with ‘Hamas 7′ emblazoned on a Manchester United jersey.

He was spotted by a Jewish man in Oxford Circus last Friday, just a day before the ‘Red Devils’ won the FA Cup final.

The combination may be a reference to October 7, when Hamas murdered more than 1,100 people, fears the Jewish man, who asked to stay anonymous.

He said: ‘I was walking to collect some shoes and saw this guy. I thought it was pretty unbelievable – no one was reacting or seemed to notice.

‘I followed him for about two minutes and took photos. I think he was aware but didn’t seem to care.’

Doubting Hamas is the man’s name, he said it looked like a newly-printed shirt.

Manchester United confirmed it does not allow political slogans to be printed on the shirts it sells through official club channels.

The Met Police told officer to be on the lookout for the man (Picture: SWNS)

The Jewish man said: ‘Even if it was his surname, surely he would have been aware of the association.’

Hamas was proscribed as a terrorist group in the UK in 2021.

This means membership and expressions of support for the organisation are illegal.

Anyone doing so may face up to 14 years in prison.

The Jewish man said: ‘Wearing the name of a terrorist organisation is really shocking.

‘I was very offended, especially as the number seven could have been in reference to the October 7 attacks.’

The Met Police confirmed it had alerted police to be on the lookout for the man in the ‘Hamas’ jersey after it received a report about the matter.

A spokesperson said: ‘On Friday, 24 May police received a call from a member of the public reporting that a man was walking in Oxford Street, W1 wearing a football shirt with an offensive message on it.

‘Enquiries are under way to try and identify the man.

‘Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or X @MetCC and quote CAD3538/24May.’

Hamas killed more than 1,100 people and took 252 hostages when its fighters flooded through barrier fences into Israeli towns and villages on October 7.

At least 35 Palestinians died in Israeli air strikes on makeshift shelters in Rafah last night (Picture: Jehad Alshrafi/AP)

More than 300 people, mostly people under the age of 30, died at the Supernova music festival, described as a ‘journey of unity and love’.

Photographer Ali Mahmud won a photojournalism award for his image of 22-year-old Shani Louk’s mutilated and lifeless body being paraded through the streets in the back of a truck, surrounded by gun-waving Hamas fighters.

The German citizen’s dead body was found in Gaza earlier this month with two others taken by Hamas that day.

Her father, Nissim Louk, said: ‘She was dancing the whole night. She was so happy.

‘She never thought that there is evil in the world because she was a free spirit. She saw it only for a couple of seconds.’

More than 35,000 Palestinians have died in Gaza since Israel invaded in response to the October 7 massacre.

The Israel Defense Forces have destroyed homes, hospitals, schools and agricultural land as it’s forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to repeatedly relocate.

But it has so far failed to achieve either of its stated aims – the destruction of Hamas, and the liberation of the hostages.

At least 35 Palestinians were killed last night in Israeli airstrikes that hit a refugee camp in Rafah, igniting tents and destroying aid supplies as people slept.

Israel claims it took out senior Hamas officials with a precision strike using precision intelligence.

The air raid came hours after Hamas fired rockets at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv for the first time in months.

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