The Minister of Culture and Sports Miki Zohar this morning (Friday) addressed the Chairman of the Football Association Shino Zoaretz, with a request to find alternatives to collective punishment based on fans at football games.
As I recall, last week Beitar Jerusalem received a radius penalty without an audience, and not for the first time, following riots and a smoke grenade that was set off during the team's game.
"My office has received requests from fans regarding the collective punishment imposed on teams. According to them, the extensive punishment imposed on them is disproportionate," began Culture and Sports Minister Miki Zohar.
"These days," noted Minister Zohar, "together with the professional staff in my office, I am working on a plan to eradicate violence in sports, in the framework of which we will discuss the worsening of the punishment and even the permanent removal of convicted fans."
"At the same time," added Minister Zohar, "I believe that collective punishments imposed on tens of thousands of fans for not wronging them just because a few have committed an offense are unfair. Collective punishment reduces the number of fans and leaves empty stands. It seems that the punishment is not effective, the rioters They are not deterred and the phenomena of violence are repeated over and over again," Minister Zohar wrote.
"I believe," Minister Zohar signed his letter to the chairman of the association, that "the association under your leadership must get into the thick of things and find alternative solutions."
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