Beitar Jerusalem Soccer

Posted on May 20, 2013 by

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This is an image of the managers office that members of La Familia attacked and lit on fire in protest of Beitar’s signing of two Muslim players.

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In this picture you can see the swarming crowd of fans that make up the La Familia group. One thing that I want to point out is the mix of Israeli colored flags and the black and gold of the Beitar Soccer Club. This is of importance because it shows not only the disapproval of the signing of Muslim players on the Beitar club but on a much larger, national scale.

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As there is with most sports, the media likes to publicize and commemorate the acquisition of new players. However in this case, the publicity which is meant to help the club introduce their new players also gives La Familia the chance to voice their opinion and have it heard.

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This is picture that captured the moments after Sadayev scored the goal, which caused the La Familia fans to leave the stadium. As you can see in this photo, the other player is swarming Sadayev and celebrating with him, putting their beliefs aside.

Works Cited

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/its-not-racism-the-muslim-players-just-shouldnt-be-here-beitar-jerusalem-fans-walk-out-over-signing-of-two-muslim-chechen-players-8519748.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Familia_(Beitar_supporter%27_group)

http://www.merip.org/mer/mer245/soccer-fandom-citizenship-israel

http://www.timesofisreal.com/beitar-jerusalem-signs-chechen-players/

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21576151-vexed-question-mixed-football-kick-out-racism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dmpyU61H10

 

 

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