Maccabi Tel Aviv was fined NIS 15,000 today (Wednesday) by the Football Association’s court, due to a riot by its fans in the away game against MS. Ashdod. The secretary general of the club stated to the judge, attorney Noam Liubin, that the yellows are trying to locate the rioters. Liubin justified his decision: “On the one hand – this is the first appearance of the accused in court this season, a rare step compared to the other top teams. On the other hand, this is a serious case in which flares were thrown during the game into the team’s goalkeeper’s court, which caused the game to be stopped for several minutes. I took into account that in the game after , when the accused hosted Beitar Jerusalem, not a single incident was recorded in a full stadium, most of them Maccabi Tel Aviv fans.”
Against Maccabi Haifa, the judge, attorney Israel Shimoni, imposed a fine of NIS 10,000, due to a female fan throwing a glass of drink into the area of the field at the Teddy Stadium, in a match against Hapoel Jerusalem last Sunday. The Maha Carmel club explained that the throw was a minor one, which was not caught on the game’s cameras and therefore was not identified. When the event did not interfere with the sequence of the game.
Hapoel Tel Aviv also received a fine today, in its case NIS 8,000, due to inappropriate and offensive behavior on the part of its fans. The club’s CEO, Odelia Friedman, was present at the hearing, who claimed to attorney Liubin that the Reds hired a new security company and are working to install a network in stands 4-5 in Bloomfield.