Fans dis­rupt Pla­tini visit

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

SIX men burst into a press con­fer­ence in Tel Aviv held by Uefa pres­i­dent Michel Pla­tini and swore at Is­rael FA chair­man Avi Lu­zon. One of the men ap­proached Pla­tini and at­tempted to drape a Be­tar scarf around the French­man’s neck. The group, who were ejected, were protest­ing over al­leged ref­er­ee­ing er­rors in their team’s 3-2 de­feat at Hapoel Beer Sheva the pre­vi­ous day.

Mr Pla­tini de­scribed their ac­tions as a dis­grace.

The in­ci­dent was par­tic­u­larly em­bar­rass­ing for the Is­raeli FA as Mr Pla­tini was in the coun­try to dis­cuss ar­range­ments ahead of the Uefa Congress next March, when heads of Europe’s 53 foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tions, in­clud­ing FA chair­man Lord Tries­man, will gather in Tel Aviv.

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