Security camera footage at Yad Eliyahu: The object was thrown from the stands of Hapoel Tel Aviv fans, hitting a Maccabi Tel Aviv fan (security footage)
The Tel Aviv Police filed a complaint today (Friday) after a 10-year-old Maccabi Tel Aviv fan was injured last night in the derby as a result of a tool thrown from the stands of Hapoel Tel Aviv fans, according to security footage (watch the throwing of the object, in the video player above).
The fan was examined at the Yad Eliyahu Arena by the MDA team that was at the scene, and the recommendation was to evacuate him to the emergency room. The team contacted his father, who arrived at the arena and took him to the emergency room with a suspected concussion. After several hours during which he was examined and monitored, he was released.
A preliminary examination of the security cameras identified the moment the vehicle was thrown, and now they will try to identify the same fan who caused the injury to the minor.
Meanwhile, Hapoel Tel Aviv issued a scathing statement following the abusive treatment it claimed the team and its fans experienced: "We went through a long week that began with Maccabi's serious violation of the regulations and tremendous disregard for the entire Hapoel Tel Aviv that inflamed the spirits, continued with a humiliating and degrading attitude that included delaying our staff members for 20 minutes at the entrance at Yad Eliyahu, physical examinations of players and management members, Opening only two entrances to the public without creating an orderly queue route and conduct that caused the postponement of the game," Hapoel Tel Aviv said in a statement.
"The highlight for us is the story of dozens of fans whose tickets were simply 'burned' by police and security for no reason," the Reds added, citing email addresses for fans who suffered abuse. The club warned: "Today we concluded a preparatory meeting for the upcoming game and we promise you - we will host exactly as we were hosted. From you, we wish to encourage the worker with the tremendous intensity that you know, while adhering to the rules that we have been adhering to all season. We must not make mistakes that will ultimately lead to harm to the worker. For this game, as we have done in the past, no food and drink will be allowed into the stands. Sunday, 21:15 p.m., the series arrives at our house and together we will shake the whole city!"
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