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Police arrest suspected soccer arsonists

Published: 02.19.13, 16:56 / Israel News

Police arrested two fans of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team suspected of setting fire to the team's offices. The fire destroyed historic trophies and mementos, marking the height of a violent campaign by fans upset with the signing of two Muslim players from Chechnya.


Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Tuesday that the suspects were members of a hardcore group of fans known as "La Familia." The group is routinely abusive toward opposing players, taunting them with racist and anti-Arab chants. Their behavior has had the team docked points and forced it to play before empty stadiums. (AP)



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