After a saga that lasted several days, Maccabi Tel Aviv announced Monday evening at the end of Yom Kippur that it would withdraw its allocated tickets for tomorrow's derby match (Tuesday, 20:30, Sport 5).
"As we have noted in the past, Maccabi Tel Aviv's main concern is the safety and security of the fans. The police's request to postpone the punishment imposed on Hapoel Tel Aviv to another game that would not pose the same level of risk to the fans was published everywhere. Unfortunately, this request was denied, which has led to the current situation," the official statement said.
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As we have mentioned in the past, Maccabi Tel Aviv's main concern is for the safety and security of its fans. The police's request to postpone the punishment imposed on Hapoel Tel Aviv to another game that would not pose the same level of risk to the fans was published everywhere. Unfortunately this request was denied, a fact that led... pic.twitter.com/4Tbno2t8Kf
— Maccabi Tel Aviv FC (@MaccabiTLVFC) September 25, 2023
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The statement added: "In the meantime, further discussions have been held with police officials and representatives of Hapoel Tel Aviv. On Sunday morning, club representatives toured Bloomfield to see the additional steps taken to buffer and secure our fans. The club also met with representatives of the fans, who pledged that they would not do anything that could endanger them or the club. In light of the additional steps taken and the discussions held with the police, Hapoel Tel Aviv and the fans, we decided to take the allocation of tickets and start the sale on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:00. Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club relies on the police and security forces to take all necessary measures during the match to ensure the safety of all fans. Let's enjoy the game!"
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