Lille’s friendly v Maccabi Haifa stopped after fans storm pitch with Palestinian flags

Sad scenes were witnessed during Lille’s pre-season friendly with Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday.

The match was interrupted in the 84th minute when a group of male fans stormed the pitch holding Palestinian flags waving in the air.

The footage showed a coming together between one Haifa player and one of the pitch invaders, and within seconds the trespassers were involved in a ruckus with the Israeli footballers.

It’s worth pointing out that Maccabi Haifa has a long history of having Muslim and Arab players in their side, with the likes of Taleb Tawatha, Mohammadou Idrissou, Weaam Amasha, Ataa Jaber, Mohammed Kalibat, Ismaeel Ryan all currently on the club’s books.

See the sad scenes above.

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