The star of Channel 4 hit SAS: Who Dares Wins was a second-half substitute in Soccer Aid last year and was expected to start in this year’s match at Old Trafford.
It is unclear whether organisers acted at the request of other players or to protect the image of the event, which raises cash for Unicef.
Middleton, 39, caused an outcry by retweeting a message that referred to BLM activists as “scum”. The ex-Special Forces soldier later apologised, saying he supported the movement. But he said he was compelled to condemn what he considered violent scenes in London in June.
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August 03, 2020