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  1/28/2013, Shevat 17, 5773

Beitar Jerusalem Requests No Fans Following Arrests


The Beitar Jerusalem requested from the Football Association on Monday to play their match against Umm al Fahm, scheduled for tomorrow, without an audience. 

"The club is ashamed by the manifestations of severe racism which occurred in the game against Bnei Yehuda," the club statement said, "This behavior does not represent the club and its hundreds of thousands of fans. The Board has unanimously decided to ask that tomorrow's game be played without an audience."

Three fans were arrested Saturday night during a game for racist chants of "No entry to Arabs”  and for holding up racist signs which read, “Beitar forever pure” during a match against Bnei Yehuda.

The remarks were aimed at two players from Chechniya who are slated to become the first Muslim players to join Beitar Jerusalem.