Brawl at Tel Aviv derby as player fights with fan

Brawl at Tel Aviv derby as player fights with fan
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Published November 5th, 2014 - 15:58 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Supporter tries to kick Zahavi (Picture courtesy of nationalpost.com)
Supporter tries to kick Zahavi (Picture courtesy of nationalpost.com)

The Tel Aviv derby between Maccabi and Hapoel ended in chaos on Monday night after Maccabi's Israel international midfielder Eran Zahavi was sent off for retaliating against a fan who ran on the pitch and attacked him. The bare-chested Hapoel supporter had slapped and tried to kick Zahavi, who had just scored for the away team to make it 1-1.

After more fans ran on to the pitch, the match was called off at half-time. The Hapoel manager and former Manchester City player, Eyal Berkovic, said: "This was not a game of football, it was war... I'm stunned and ashamed to be involved in football on a day like today." Yesterday over 100 fans clashed outside the court where those arrested were being dealt with.

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