posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 01:33 PM
Yes, from their own home team!
LINK TO VIDEO
Obviously, a small group of football/soccer fans do not represent a nation as a whole, nor the majority of fans cheering the players on, but the
extreme racism displayed here is quite astonishing.
It definitely goes to show that the conflict in the Middle-East has racist overtones that seem so deeply entrenched that it is no wonder to me that
the situation has and probably will never change.
It's sad really, because racism stems from ignorance, however, when a nation actually has access to information, the ignorance cannot be excused. Of
course, I do not watch Israeli television and do not know what type of anti-Arab propaganda these individuals may be falling for.
Israeli soccer fans in Jerusalem say that it wasn't racism that made them walk out when one of their own players scored a goal over the weekend, but
that it was "just a matter of being Arab" and they want to keep the team "pure."
A group of hardcore fans -- known as "La Familia" -- have recently expressed outraged after the Beitar Jerusalem team signed two Chechen Muslim
players, Zaur Sadayev and Dzhabrail Kadiyev. Members of "La Familia" were seen last month flying a banner that said, "Beitar is pure, forever."
It is fascinating to see how people can attempt to "justify" their behavior as NOT being racist while making the most racist comments... simply
The reaction to the Muslim players being here is not racist," a 19-year-old fan named Akeeva explained. “But the club’s existence is under threat.
Beitar is a symbol for the whole country.”
"It’s just a matter of being Arab," a fan named Jacob concurred, referring to the fact that Sadayev is Muslim. "It’s not racism, they just
shouldn’t be here."
"Beitar Jerusalem has always been a clean club, but now it’s being destroyed – many of the other players are thinking of leaving because of the
Muslim players being here," he added.
Once again, to ensure the ADL doesn't get on me for this, obviously, this small group does not reflect the views of anyone other than themselves.
edit on 6-3-2013 by Billmeister because: (no reason given)