Thursday, July 24, 2014
Palestinian Protesters Attack Israeli Soccer Players On Field
Pro-Palestinian protesters spark melee at Israeli soccer game
By Associated Press
July 24, 2014 | 10:33am
Published on Jul 23, 2014
Sad scenes were witnessed during Lille's pre-season friendly with Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday.
The match was interrupted in the 84th minute when a group of male fans stormed the pitch holding Palestinian flags waving in the air.
The footage showed a coming together between one Haifa player and one of the pitch invaders, and within seconds the trespassers were involved in a ruckus with the Israeli footballers.
It's worth pointing out that Maccabi Haifa has a long history of having Muslim and Arab players in their side, with the likes of Taleb Tawatha, Mohammadou Idrissou, Weaam Amasha, Ataa Jaber, Mohammed Kalibat, Ismaeel Ryan all currently on the club's books.