Is­raeli FA to get tough

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

IS­RAEL’S deputy state pros­e­cu­tor, Shai Nitzan, has in­structed the Is­raeli FA (IFA) to pun­ish clubs whose fans per­sis­tently in­dulge in racist chant­ing.

The de­ci­sion fol­lows talks with New Is­rael Fund of­fi­cials, who launched the ini­tia­tive in Tel Aviv last year, on the ideal of new leg­is­la­tion out­law­ing racist chant­ing at foot­ball matches.

The IFA have been in­structed to im­pose fines, or­der matches to be played be­hind closed doors and deduct points from cer­tain teams.

Nitzan has also writ­ten to po­lice re­mind­ing them of their duty to ar­rest fans caught in the act of racism.

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