Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

first_img0Shares0000A pitch invader is detained by security during the 2018 FIFA World Cup European Group G qualifying match between Israel and Spain at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on October 9, 2017 © AFP / JACK GUEZJERUSALEM, ZZZ, Oct 10 – Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.Israeli news website Ynet cited security officials in the stadium as saying six fans entered the field as the game was ending late Monday, with one of them carrying a small knife in his sock. He approached the Real Madrid star but did not threaten to attack him, the report said, before being arrested.Other Israeli media reported the allegation, but police and football officials denied it.Police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP no knife was found inside the stadium.A spokesman for the Israeli Football Association confirmed a fan ran towards Isco but said “no knife has been found.”Spain won the game 1-0 to finish five points clear at the top of their group and qualify for next summer’s World Cup.Asier Illarramendi scored the only goal of the match, a spectacular 75th minute volley, ensuring Spain finished the group unbeaten with nine wins and a draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FSF urge Premier League clubs to reject £5m Scudamore ‘golden handshake’

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News shining MONEY REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move The Football Supporters’ Federation have urged Premier League clubs to reject a plan to give outgoing boss Richard Scudamore a £5million leaving present.The proposal comes from Bruce Buck, the Chelsea chairman, who also chairs the league’s audit and remuneration committee and led the search for Scudamore’s successor, Susanna Dinnage. no dice 2 BEST OF REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE Her appointment was confirmed on Tuesday but it was overshadowed by the news that Buck had informally asked his fellow club bosses to contribute £250,000 each to thank Scudamore for his 19-year record of negotiating bumper broadcast deals.In a statement, the FSF said: “Premier League clubs have always told fan groups that budgets are planned in advance and there’s not a surplus of cash lying around from their extremely lucrative TV deal.“In the meantime, loyal football supporters continue to be inconvenienced by fixture changes to fit TV schedules, often losing out on travel costs or struggling to get to and from games in the first place. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY “Now it appears clubs can stick their hands down the back of the sofa and find £250,000 at a moment’s notice. Fans strongly oppose the ‘golden handshake’ and we urge clubs not to make a decision which is hugely unpopular with supporters.The 59-year-old Scudamore, who has been paid more than £26million during his time in charge, was unaware of Buck’s idea and is understood to be embarrassed that it took the spotlight off the appointment for a woman to British sport’s biggest job. Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck is said to have put the proposal forward RANKED The proposal will cost every Premier League club £250,000 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won So far only one club, Cardiff, has come out in favour of the plan, and it is understood the proposal will be privately discussed again in London where club bosses have gathered on Thursday for a scheduled Premier League shareholders’ meeting.The FSF’s objection to the idea follows earlier criticism from fans’ groups including Everton’s The Blue Union and Liverpool’s Spirit of Shankly, while former Crystal Palace chairman, Simon Jordan, also said it was wrong, telling talkSPORT: “It’s flawed. He’s done a good job fighting people, there were some very difficult personalities and some very difficult conundrums.“But this doesn’t mean he should be getting a £5million golden goodbye.” Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 huge blow last_img read more