Hapoel Tel Aviv owner Eli Tabib said on Saturday that he has put the club up for
sale following the recent violence, although it seems unlikely he made his
decision solely due to Friday's brawl.
Hapoel fans have held numerous
protests against Tabib in recent months, urging him to leave by picketing
outside his home and the shops of his designer wife Dana Ashkenazi and even
harassing him in Miami, where he spends much of his time on business.
love soccer and I bought Hapoel with the goal of leading this illustrious club
forward," he said. "I had many plans and already began preparing next season,
but the serious incidents that have been going on for a while don't allow me to
continue and invest in the team.
"I've had enough of the violence. I'm
not willing to danger the well being of my family."
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