Israeli Football Fans Walk Out Over Signing of Muslim Players
‘Ten… Nine… Eight… Seven… Six… Five… Four… Three… Two… One…War! War! War!’ A typical Beitar Jerusalem welcome, one of Israel’s biggest football clubs, on Sunday night from ‘La Familia’ the team’s hardcore fans who are in revolt over the signing of two Muslim players, two of just five non-Israeli players to ever play for the club which is identified with the country’s political right.
I think it is quite interesting to see the parallels here with Rangers/Celtic. Mo Jonhston was the first major Catholic signing for Rangers and Lorenzo Amuroso was the first Catholic captain. They faced similar opposition from the fans and staff.