It wasn’t just ‘heavy protest’ as the SPSC would have us believe. Bottles were thrown at the players, there was cries of Allah Akbar from the crowd and some reports say that the crowd actually made it on to the pitch. The team had to escape to the dressing room under police protection.
From the JP:
‘Team captain Meir Tapiro said only the police’s intervention prevented the players from being attacked.
“The fans raced on to the court and ran towards us like madmen, but the police stopped them. It was really scary,” he said. ”
To add insult to injury, the Turkish team was awarded a technical victory, though I believe this is subject to final review.
Maybe those supporting the intimidation woudl like to note that the gender intermixing of the crowd is prohibited in Iran. But, heh, next to Israel what does gender apartheid mean to the “progressive” left.
“Maybe those supporting the intimidation woudl like to note that the gender intermixing of the crowd is prohibited in Iran. But, heh, next to Israel what does gender apartheid mean to the “progressive” left.”
I’ve long argued that enabling supporters of gender apartheid and homicidal homophobia is a way for pseudoprogressives, pseudoliberals and the like to get their daily recommended allowance of hate in.
Odd, isn’t it, that crowd trouble in the UK at sporting events usually results in the _host_ team suffering in some way, not the visitors. There have been cases of visiting teams in foorball (soccer, for the US citizens around here, Bill) refusing to play or leaving the field, and the home side being penalised.