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Asperia: "Hapoel Tel Aviv fans are racist. All in all, I let off some steam" - voila! sport


The Beitar striker explained in Colombia what caused the "gorilla celebration" in the game against the Reds: "They shouted ugly things at me. There are many dark skinned people in Israel, but I encounter many manifestations of racism"

Summary of Hapoel Tel Aviv's victory 1:3 over Beitar Jerusalem (Sport1)

After being fined NIS 2,000 and receiving a conditional suspension from two games for a year, Danilo Asperia continues to insist that his defiant celebration in Beitar Jerusalem's loss to Hapoel Tel Aviv was justified. In an interview he gave last night (Tuesday) to a radio station in Colombia, the striker explained what was behind what which he himself defined as a "gorilla celebration" aimed at Hapoel Tel Aviv fans.

"I was told ugly, racist things.

The crowd of this team is racist, so after the goal I scored I just let off some steam.

I felt the need to do this after the judge did not respond at all to the difficult things they said to me."

Still not calm.

Library (Photo: Danny Maron)

Asperia claimed that he encountered many manifestations of racism in Israel.

"All the teams have dark-skinned players, some of them were even born in Israel because their origin is Ethiopian. There are quite a few such players in Israel, but I still suffer quite a bit of racism on the pitches."

Asperia told about the goal he scored in the barber shop against Hapoel Tel Aviv: "This is the first time I've scored a goal like this. To be honest, I didn't expect to score like that, but God helped me."

Either way, Asperia's statements are a continuation of the claims he made in the association's court.

"A handful of Hapoel Tel Aviv fans growled at me, so after scoring a goal I ran towards them and let out monkey growls. This is not the first time this has happened, and I hope it will stop," said the Colombian, who claimed that he was also growled in a game against Maccabi Haifa last week.

"I did not turn to the referee to warn him about the grunts, because against Maccabi Haifa I complained to the referee and he did nothing about it," he said.

  • sport

  • Israeli soccer

  • Super League


  • Danilo Asperia

  • Beitar Jerusalem

Source: walla

All sports articles on 2023-03-08

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