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  3/3/2013, Adar 21, 5773

Muslim's Goal Sends Dozens of Beitar Fans to the Exits

Zaur Sadaev, one of the Chechyan Muslims recently signed by the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, scored the team's goal in its 1-1 tie with Maccabi Netanya on Sunday evening at Teddy Stadium. The goal came in the opening minutes of the second half and gave the home team a 1-0 lead but dozens of those in attendance headed for the exits. Sadaev was also heckled before the goal.

Beitar was recently awarded a grant to fight racism in the light of the expressions of some hardcore fans against the inclusion of the Muslims on the team.