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Tal Ben Haim. Anti-Semitic comments from South East Asia and Gulf region Photo: Eli Elgarat
Tal Ben Haim. Anti-Semitic comments from South East Asia and Gulf region Photo: Eli Elgarat

QPR's Israeli player targeted online

Defender Tal Ben Haim receives anti-Semitic attacks on English football club’s official Facebook page just days after joining

Published: 01.13.13, 13:03 / Israel Culture

VIDEO – New QPR defender Tal Ben Haim has received anti-Semitic attacks on the club’s official Facebook page just days after joining, with reports indicating that many of the comments came from South East Asia and the Gulf region.


One comment on the social media site was aimed at QPR’s Moroccan star Adel Taraabt, questioning how he could "live playing alongside a Jew," and the club have since issued a statement stating that they will be banning anyone who "posts anti-Semitic comments."


Video courtesy of jn1.tv


Meanwhile, Tottenham fans – many of whom are known to be Jewish – were subjected to chants of "Juden Tottenham, Juden Tottenham" during their Europa League game with Italian side Lazio in November, while a banner entitled "Free Palestine" was also unveiled during the match.


Prior to the game, one Spurs fan was stabbed and a further nine were injured after an attack by dozens of knife-wielding fans from rival team AS Roma, who reportedly had links to a far-right organization.


Just days later, former West Ham loan star Yossi Benayoun expressed his dismay after their Premier League game with Spurs, after Hammers fans chanted anti-Semitic phrases and hissed on several occasions to mock the gassing of Jews during the World War II.



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