Greek Fans Burn Israeli Flag at Basketball Game Against Israelis

(Ynet News) Efrat Amoraban - When the Greek basketball team AEK Athens hosted Hapoel Jerusalem for a match in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday, its fans waved Palestinian and Hizbullah flags and burned an Israeli flag during the game. AEK's supporters even shined laser in the eyes of the Israeli fans. "We had heavy security protecting us," said Israeli fan Matan Ben-Harush. "We were surrounded by hundreds of police officers, we could see the fans of the other team tearing Hapoel flags before the game but there was no physical confrontation." Merav, another Israeli fan, said, "It hurts seeing your country's flag being burned in front of your very eyes, and even though the way they acted was horrifying, I felt proud to have 400 Israeli fans with me who cheered and rooted like there were thousands of us." The BCL said it will launch disciplinary proceedings against AEK Athens regarding the incident.

2019-12-20 00:00:00

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