Israeli lawmaker calls for outlawing racist soccer fan group

July 18, 2015 17:41


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This week's violence said to have been perpetrated by Beitar Jerusalem soccer fans in Belgium has prompted outrage in Israel.

A lawmaker from the centrist-secularist Yesh Atid party called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Saturday to outlaw a faction of Beitar fans known for their notoriously racist and xenophobic chants and behavior.

MK Yoel Razbozov sent a letter to the attorney general over the weekend demanding that the so-called "La Familia" group of Beitar fans be declared an illegal outfit.

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