Levy's car vandalized by Haifa fans

Mac Haifa coach's jeep gets wheels punctured and graffiti written on it saying: "Rosso will not wear green" and "don't sign Giovanni."

July 18, 2007 05:38
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Maccabi Haifa coach Roni Levy said he will not be deterred by violence after his car was vandalized on Monday night at his home at Ramat Poleg. The wheels on Levy's jeep were punctured and graffiti written on the car read: "Rosso will not wear green" and "don't sign Giovanni." Four teenagers were seen in Levy's neighbor's surveillance cameras vandalizing the jeep and are believed to be disgruntled fans who are fiercely opposed to Levy's planned signing of midfielder Giovanni Rosso. "This whole ordeal doesn't upset me," Levy said. "These fans don't represent Maccabi Haifa supporters and I think they're probably not even fans of the team." Rosso played at Haifa for four seasons (2001-2005), guiding the team into the Champions League in the 2002/03 season and winning three league titles with the side. The Croatian, however, angered fans when he left the team for arch-rival Maccabi Tel Aviv in the summer of 2005. Rosso is currently out of a contract at Maccabi Tel Aviv and Levy has infuriated many of the club's supporters by saying he's interested in bringing back the Croatian to Kiryat Eliezer. "Maccabi Haifa condemns this act and is ashamed of these people who call themselves fans," the club said. "We hope the perpetrators will be caught and punished. A report has been filed with the Police."

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