Israel soccer chief: Palestinians crossed line

Ofer Eini , the head of Israel's soccer association, said Wednesday the Palestinians have "crossed a red line" with the sudden cancellation of a game with Argentina's national team this week.


Eini blamed Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Federation, for "doing all he can" to remove Israel from international football.


Eini said protests are legitimate but Rajoub's calls for Arab and Muslim fans to burn photos and T-shirts of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi went too far.


Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel after protests by pro-Palestinian groups.


Activists protested outside the sports complex in Barcelona where Argentina is preparing ahead of the World Cup. Some waved the jersey of Argentina's national team stained with red paint resembling blood.


פרסום ראשון: 06.06.18, 17:36