Beitar Jerusalem fans break into the lawn of the 2023 State Cup final (Photo: Maya Banai)
Beitar Jerusalem will file an appeal after the harsh punishment it suffered following the events of the Israel Cup final: expulsion from Europe for the 2023/24 season. The club expressed concern that if the appeal is not accepted and the punishment does not change, owner Barak Abramov will decide to leave the club. The team's fans intend to demonstrate in front of the homes of the association's prosecutor, Adv. Nir Reshef and the chairman of the Football Association, Shino Zuaretz.
At the end of the State Cup final two weeks ago, in which Beitar beat Maccabi Netanya 0-3 to win its first title in 14 years, many fans burst onto the pitch. President Isaac Herzog, who was preparing to award the trophy to the winner, was rescued by security guards and a riot erupted on the pitch in Haifa. The trophy ceremony was cancelled and finally took place at the President's House.
Will the penalty change after the appeal? Abramov (Photo: Ariel Shalom)
Beitar Jerusalem was supposed to participate in the Conference League qualifiers and return to the continental arena after a three-year absence. In the capital, they dreamed of qualifying for the first ever European group stage and as a result a handsome financial income, but then came the breakthrough onto the pitch followed by the penalty.
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