The Spanish league will resume on Friday after the international break, with Granada, featuring the Israeli forward Shon Weissman, set to play away against Osasuna. Meanwhile, the rival team’s ultras, known as Indar Gorri, are planning a hostile reception for the Israeli striker.
The fan organization shared a post on its X account (previously known as Twitter) with an image of Weissman bearing a Star of David on his chest, containing a swastika within, with the words "Destroy Zionism-Fascism, full solidarity with Palestine."
In recent days, Weissman liked several social media posts with incendiary statements, such as "Erase Gaza" and "Drop 200-ton bombs on it." In response, Granada fans called for the release of the Israeli striker - who had lost his place in the rotation even before the war. Meanwhile, Palestinian residents of the city filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor for hate crimes.
According to the website ElDesmarque, Weissman's recent social media activity "has caused a stir and unrest within the team." Thursday morning, before the latest controversy, Granada's coach, Paco Lopez, commented on Weissman's situation and the conflict in Israel.
"It's a sensitive issue. I am against any war, no matter where or against whom. He is affected by the situation, and training sessions serve as an outlet for him. He's been training very well. The team is on its way to performing as desired, and our goal is to win the matches,” he said
In the past, Osasuna fans had directed antisemitic chants against another Israeli player - former national team goalkeeper Dudu Aouate, when he played against them for Mallorca.