Maccabi Haifa players and pro-Palestinian protesters clashed during a preseason friendly between Haifa and Lille in Austria, with the incident caught on video.
According to the Jerusalem Post, a group of male fans stormed the pitch in the 85th minute waving Palestine flags. Punches were thrown and profanities exchanged between Haifa players and the pitch invaders, but security eventually removed the protesters.
Thankfully, it appears everyone emerged from the fracas uninjured.
Maccabi Haifa Football Club (Hebrew: מועדון הכדורגל מכבי חיפה, Moadon HaKaduregel Maccabi Haifa) is an Israeli professional football club, based in Kiryat Eliezer, City of Haifa, a section of Maccabi Haifa sports club. that plays in the Israeli Premier League. Founded in 1913. Maccabi Haifa is one of four clubs in the “Big Four” in Israeli football.
You have to read this from bottom to top to get the gist of my mini-meltdown about the inequities of how players come to teams in MLS, but it’s safe to say that it’s rare when I get bent out of shape enough for this many tweets on one subject.
[link] - reason for the tweets.
Thoughts for MLS fans around the league. Jack brings up some very good points.
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