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Israeli Soccer Star’s Advice to Teammate: Arabs, Leftists Can Shut Up

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08.09.2021

“It’s an unpleasant experience; I’m saying this as someone who went through it. Munas” – Israeli soccer player Munas Dabbur – “was prepared for it; we got through it. I hope it won’t repeat in the future. We have a nice country, we’ll never manage to understand each other, we won’t solve all the conflicts – let’s at least be united on the national team and enjoy the good team we have. Munas knows he made a mistake, but he apologized and it’s over.”

This is how the star of Israel’s national soccer team, Eran Zahavi, summed up the big victory on Saturday, a 5-2 win over Austria at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. During the game, Dabbur suffered catcalls from the crowd every time he touched the ball – even though he scored a goal.

The reason? Something he posted during the fighting with Gaza in May; he expressed anger over the Israeli security........

© Haaretz


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