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  Adar 1, 5773 , 11/02/13

Police: About 100 Ejected from Beitar-Sakhnin Game

Jerusalem District police said, Monday morning, that they removed about 100 fans from Sunday night's soccer match at Teddy Stadium between Beitar Jerusalem and Bani Sakhnin. They said the ejections were evenly split between the supporters of the two teams. Beitar fans were cited for cursing and attempting disorder in the stands. The Sakhnin fans were ejected for nationalist chants and wearing shirts and hats emblazened with the Palestinian Authority flag.

One of Beitar's two new Chechen Muslim players, who have been focus of racist remarks by some fans, received a mixed greeting of boos and cheers when he entered the game. He was not among the scorers as Beitar scored in the last 15 minutes of the game to earn a 2-2 tie.

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