Flames of hate: Racist fans torch Israeli club’s office for signing of two Muslim players

RT: The headquarters of Israeli football club, Beitar Jerusalem, have been torched on Friday by a group of racist fans, protesting against the signing of two Muslim players from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

¬The arson attack occurred hours after prosecutors filed charges against four Beitar supporters accused of racist chants during their team’s league match on January 27.

“The offices were torched in the early hours of the morning and we have opened an investigation,” Shmulik Ben Ruby, Jerusalem police spokesman, told AFP.

He added that no suspects in the attack have so far been identified.

The Israeli media report serious damage to Beitar’s museum, which holds trophies, championship plates and historic team uniforms.

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Categories: Arab World, Asia, Israel

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