Ugly violence took place yesterday (Monday) in the stands that populated Betar Jerusalem fans at Bloomfield Stadium in front of Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Fans belonging to the "La Familia" organization attacked other fans of the group and as a result of the incident three fans were evacuated to a hospital - among them a fan and a combat soldier.
According to fan testimonies, the violence began because the injured fans cheered the team against the alleged instructions of members of La Familia, due to encouragement and applause for Kamasu Mara, the team’s new Muslim player.
"What happened tonight in the stands is the biggest shame this club has ever known," wrote one of the fans in the Betar fans' forum. "We are the landlords. Who are you anyway? There is no connection between you and the lamp. They broke the face of a combat soldier and sent my sister, a 23-year-old girl, to the hospital because they decided to encourage contrary to their teaching. As long as they continue to control the stands. "
In the various Betar Jerusalem forums, there was a great deal of anger over the ugly violence on the part of those so-called La Familia fans. "Shame and disgrace at what happened in the stands.
Fans beat fans, where did we get to?
They should be thrown to hell and put in jail.
To vomit on anyone who raises their hands. "
Another fan wrote: "Hela Familia, known as a fan organization, a fan base, fans only of their own, threatens and beats anyone who dares to do what they do not like. Who are you to even threaten, beat and curse? You flew every possible house and shattered the club's image. You have finally lost all legitimacy to be a fan organization leading the stand. You care about yourself, your cynical organization and your racist agenda. You are only men who come in dozens in front of a lone, miserable person. Fly away from Betar already. "
The club's management responded: "Betar Jerusalem condemns all violence and has been working in recent years to fight the evil plague that tarnishes the name of the club and our large audience.
The violence today is hard proof of that, with crossing another red line after attacking the team’s fans in the stands.
"The club is investing a lot of money and resources in a fight that includes camera crews in the stands, security guards, expelling fans from the pitches, personal lawsuits and a variety of other preventive actions. But we can not manage the fight alone. We wish the injured a speedy recovery, and the club will support them throughout the recovery process. "