Beitar fans hail Muslim player's debut

February 10, 2013
By Associated Press
JERUSALEM -- Under heavy security, a Muslim football player whose signing with a Jerusalem club sparked a violent uprising by a hardcore group of racist fans made his much anticipated debut Sunday to a rousing ovation.

Hundreds of police deployed around Beitar Jerusalem's stadium, two days after a suspicious fire believed to be set by angry fans destroyed the team's main offices.

Tensions remained high as the team faced off against Bnei Sakhnin, an Arab team whose fans have ...

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