A Jerusalem football team was in turmoil on Sunday after some fans lashed out at the owner's plan to sign two Muslim players, insisting the club would remain "pure" and causing uproar during a weekend game.
Palestinian children play football in front of the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Abu Dis, on the outskirts of Jerusalem on November 8, 2012. A Jerusalem football team is in turmoil after fans lashed out at the owner's plan to sign two Muslim players causing uproar during a weekend game
Israeli media reported on Saturday that Arkady Gaydamak, the Russian-Israeli owner of Beitar Jerusalem, had decided to sign two Chechen footballers from Russian team Terek Grozny.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.