Daily Israel Report

Israeli Athlete Again Subjected to Anti-Semitic Abuse

British Chelsea football club has called on police to investigate another incident of anti-Semitic abuse directed at Israeli midfielder.
By Arutz Shev Staff
First Publish: 5/9/2013, 2:46 PM

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The British Chelsea football club has called on police to investigate yet another incident of anti-Semitic abuse directed at Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun.

Benayoun, who has long been the victim of anti-Semitic taunts, was subjected last month to verbal taunts by his team’s own supporters when he came on as a substitute against Liverpool.

In the most recent incident, reported on Tuesday, the Israeli midfielder was once against targeted by anti-Semitic abuse on the social networking site of Twitter, in a message that contained expletives and referred to him being Jewish, after he had thanked his followers for their birthday greetings.

"Some nice people in the world," tweeted Benayoun in response.

The London club has contacted the police to investigate the matter further, according to reports.