Beitar chairman Itzik Kornfein is making progress in his battle to eradicate racism in soccer.
Racist supporters are far from being just a Beitar problem, with fans throughout the country displaying xenophobia, usually anti-Arab, but also anti- Jewish when an Arab team is involved. However, more than any other club, it is Beitar that has borne the stigma of racism, something Jerusalem chairman Itzik Kornfein is determined to change, not just for the sake of his club but for Israeli soccer as a whole.
In recent seasons, Kornfein has spoken out repeatedly against intolerance in the stands. But it was only last year that he fully understood the immensity and importance of the task he faces. Read more