Israeli badminton star says anti-Israel bias of umpires behind his loss in Turkey

After the harrowing experience of competing at the badminton world championships in Indonesia, Israeli Misha Zilberman returned to the podium on Sunday, finishing second in the IBB Turkish International Badminton Cup.

However, Zilberman said he once more suffered from what he believes was anti-Israeli sentiment, claiming that he only lost in the final to Yuhan Tan of Belgium due to bias umpiring.

Zilberman took the first set 21-12, only to lose the next two 21-13, 21-18.


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