Jerusalem FC owner to leave Israeli soccer after fans wreak havoc in Belgium

The owner of Beitar Jerusalem said on Friday he was putting the Israeli Premier League club up for sale because he felt ashamed of supporters who threw smoke bombs, flares and firecrackers at a Europa League qualifying round match in Belgium.

Nine-man Beitar were thrashed 5-1 at Charleroi in the first leg tie on Thursday. The match was held up at the start when fans threw dozens of incendiary devices onto the pitch, enveloping it in smoke.

Towards the end of the match, Charleroi goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau was hit by a hard object thrown from the crowd, which forced another delay. Beitar can expect severe punishment from European soccer’s governing body, UEFA.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Jerusalem-FC-owner-to-leave-Israeli-soccer-after-fans-wreak-havoc-in-Belgium-409321

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