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Right idea, problematic decision, impossible implementation: Maccabi Tel Aviv's punishment - voila! sport


The association's tribunal to avoid closing stands 10-11 in Bloomfield and convert it into a welcome "punishment". But the execution misses the whole point

Summary: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Bnei Sakhnin 1:1 (Sport1)

A good decision was made eight days ago by the court next to the football association.

After the flares in the last derby and in light of the collective punishment reform, the judge of the court decided that Maccabi Tel Aviv will host its next game with women and children up to the age of 10 sitting in gates 10-11. Hapoel Tel Aviv also received a similar punishment.

If in the past the court would close the stands, this time they are open for the benefit of a certain gender and children up to a certain age.

The idea is correct, but the implementation is very problematic.

This decision threw me back four years to the grunts heard at the San Siro from Inter fans towards Kalidou Koulibaly, who was then playing for Napoli.

Italy was upset because the Senegalese was sent off after he rebelled and received a second yellow.

She stormed of course first due to the revelations of racism towards the African brakeman.

I had the opportunity a few weeks after the punishment received by Inter, to be in their match against Sassuolo.

Most of the huge stadium was empty but children were brought to certain stands.

It was very impressive.

The punishment seems much more effective then.

Not only do they punish the regular fans and prevent them from entering, they bring the next generation from the other side so that they learn and see how not to behave.

They sat in the San Siro stands that impress thousands of children.

Their sound sounds like the screams of children in the middle of July when there are camps in the morning, but it was impossible not to feel that there is a message here for those who in the future will be the adults and maybe also the graduates.

And what if the stands are empty again?

Gate 11 (Photo: Ariel Shalom)

The court's punishment here is, as mentioned, a great idea, it's just a shame that the decision is not entirely good.

The prosecutor of the football association, lawyer Nir Rashef, did not limit the age of the children to 10 in the upper bar in the hearing of his request.

He also talked about the age of 14, but the court insisted on 10. Even then in San Besiro there were older children.

Age 10 is very problematic.

It is very problematic because these are children from elementary schools, grades 4 at most who have to go to school the next morning.

It is even more problematic when it was decided that only women could reach the stands.

First, there is clear gender discrimination here.

We only saw in the last derby a Hapoel Tel Aviv fan behaving in a disgraceful way and filming herself throwing a glass at Gabi Kanikovski who was standing on the corner points.

Who decided that a woman is better than a man?

Maccabi Tel Aviv appealed last Thursday, the day after the court's decision, and asked to suspend the punishment for the match against Bnei Sakhnin last Saturday.

She argued before the Supreme Court that she can prepare for it even though there are 48 hours left for the game and emphasized that her request stems from the ability to bring women and children up to the age of 10 when it comes to a game held on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

It is a relatively comfortable day for traffic on the roads and the small children will have enough time to return home and sleep before Sunday school.

The Supreme Court refused the request and left the punishment for the game against Hapoel Be'er Sheva next Monday.

At the appointed time of the game, 20:30, this is already a very problematic task.

There are 4,800 seats in stands 10-11.

Currently and although Maccabi Tel Aviv has contacted countless associations to offer tickets to the game, there is no great response.

This is a big mistake.

If Bloomfield is not filled with 4,800 women and children, all the profit that can be derived from such a punishment, will not exist.

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An incomprehensible insistence.

Bloomfield Stadium (Photo: Ariel Shalom)

So, at San Siro four years ago, the game was on a Saturday night when the next day is the Sunday off school so there were a lot more kids in the stands.

We don't play here on Friday nights, so it's very difficult to bring such small children to the field when there is school the next day.

The Supreme Court would have done the right thing if it had allowed Maccabi Tel Aviv to carry out the penalty last Saturday at an early hour, as was the case against Bnei Sakhnin five days ago.

But as soon as he rejected the request, we should at least be more flexible and not get stuck on women and children up to the age of 10, because instead of two blown up ultras stands, we will see dozens of women and children who will manage to find the way and come.

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Source: walla

All sports articles on 2023-02-09

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