Glen­thorne de­fender at­tacked

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY CRAIG SIL­VER

JC MSFL Glen­thorne United have filed a for­mal com­plaint to the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion af­ter one of their play­ers was hos­pi­talised as Sun­day’s Lon­don FA Ju­nior Cup tie against An­te­s­por turned sour.

Thornes de­fender Jamie Braha was at­tacked by an op­po­nent from the Turk­ish team who took ex­cep­tion to his chal­lenge. He was punched in the face and left with a bro­ken nose and a con­cus­sion.

The in­ci­dent saw the ref­eree aban­don the match with five min­utes left. Braha was taken to King Ge­orge’s Hospi­tal in Es­sex. He will un­dergo an op­er­a­tion in two weeks.

“It was com­plete mad­ness,” said Thornes mid­fielder Daniel Lass­man. “It was a fiery af­fair from the first whis­tle. There was a sup­porter on the side­lines from the op­pos­ing team who was caus­ing a lot of the trou­ble and wanted to start fights. They were very frus­trated and it all blew up when Jamie was hit.”

Glen­thorne man­ager Ian Co­hen said: “My boys showed un­be­liev­able char­ac­ter against huge in­tim­i­da­tion.”

An­te­s­por man­ager Mehmet Ali blamed his team’s re­ac­tion on the Glen­thorne play­ers “kick­ing and pro­duc­ing racist re­marks” to­wards his play­ers.

Glen­thorne chair­man Sid Shaw, who filed the com­plaint, de­nied this.

Glen­thorne were lead­ing 3-2.

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