From the very beginning, German football, and Borussia Dortmund in particular, stood by the State of Israel and Israeli football, from declarations of support in the days after the October 7 massacre to the exciting hosting of children from the Gaza Strip at the team's game.
But it didn't end there, and today (Saturday) during the team's game against Leipzig, he performed a particularly moving gesture in the stadium when they screened a picture of the late Neta Epstein, who was a fan of the team and was murdered in the massacre on October 7 after jumping on a grenade thrown at him by Hamas terrorists, thereby saving his partner's life. The stadium crowd sang the song associated with Epstein's other club, Liverpool, after a sign with his picture and a picture of other fans was banned at Anfield at the beginning of the war, causing a huge uproar.
Netta's family was a guest at the stadium during the game, and the team's official social networks wrote: "On October 3, Neta was murdered by Hamas. This evening his family is our guest of honor. You will never walk alone, Netta." In the game itself, by the way, Dortmund lost 2:<> to Leipzig and remained in fifth place in the table.
Am 7. Oktober wurde BVB-Fan Neta von der Hamas ermordet. Seine Familie ist heute bei uns zu Gast.
Neta, you'll never walk alone. 🖤#BorussiaVerbindet pic.twitter.com/8KPIAA6IaT
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) December 9, 2023
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