After the match 32 th round of the championship Israel Cup between the teams of «Bnei Sakhnin and Maccabi» (tel Aviv) at the stadium «Doha», there was a mass fight in which participated the players of both teams, as well as the guards of the stadium.
The fight started immediately after the final whistle, when coach «Bnei Sakhnin» Yosi Abuksis went to the bench for Maccabi, and shouted something to the players ratings.
Goalkeeper Maccabi rajković pushed the coach of the home team, and one of the guards was hit in the face player tel-avivas Shlomi Azulai. A few fans threw chairs from the stands and other objects towards the players, «Maccabi».
According to the police, «after fans got on the field, measures were taken to ensure the safety of players and coaches».
Police arrested one fan, «Maccabi», two fans of the local club and one security guard. In addition, both teams will stand before a disciplinary court football Federation.
«I don’t know where we were playing in Sakhnin or in Ramallah, commented on the incident the player Maccabi Eran of Saavi. – Such incidents recur over and over again, and particularly outrageous that thugs posing as security guards, participate in them».
Knesset member Ahmad Tibi («United Arab list) was blamed for the incident at the Maccabi players. «A player may not push the coach of the opposing team is unsportsmanlike and disgusting,’ said Tibi. – I’m proud of the fans, «Bnei Sakhnin».
The match ended in a goalless draw.
This game was a tense atmosphere after last week Maccabi in a bitter struggle won Sakhnin in the semi-finals of the Cup with the score 3:2. According to the players and coaches «Bnei Sakhnin», the third goal was unsportsmanlike, because one of their players was injured and needed help.