It’s a bad day for news making me happy. I guess everyday is, but today I’m paying attention.
In case you thought to move to Katamonim/Gonen/San Martin, I want you to know that these are my neighbors:
The story of Sunday night’s game was not so much the scoreless draw but the drama beforehand. In a moment of silence held before the game to mark the 12th anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Beitar fans were heard booing loudly when Rabin’s name was mentioned.
Beitar Jerusalem’s management quickly issued a statement condemning the behavior: “We completely condemn the calls of some of the fans when Rabin’s name was mentioned. We are ashamed an insulted that there are such fans among us. We are sure that the overwhelming majority of our fans will join us in condemning the calls.”
I don’t even know what to say. Just in case you don’t get it on the surface level, Beitar fans tend to be right-wing Arsim, I mean, Shasnicks, I mean… eh, stereotyping happens for a reason.