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Beitar Jerusalem fans brawl over muslim player

"La Familia" supporters, known for displaying their ultra-rightist views, attacked fellow soccer fans because they applauded the inclusion of a new signing from Guinea.

Several Beitar Jerusalem soccer supporters were attacked by the club's infamous group "La Familia," who are known for openly spouting their ultranationalist views and who have over years protested attempts by the club to include Arab or Muslim players among their ranks, Israeli media reported on Tuesday morning. 

The clash occurred after Beitar faced Hapoel Tel Aviv on Monday night in a Premier League match at Bloomfield Stadium which the hosts won 1-0 through an injury-time winner. Beitar fans sitting in gates 10-11 began cheering on the club's new signing, Kamso Mara, a Guinean midfielder who is Muslim, but their fellow supporters, who have used violence previously and have unfurled racist banners, soon made their feelings known.

Over recent years, Beitar's supporters have accrued a dismal disciplinary record and the club has been punished for their fans' behavior more than any other in Israeli soccer. 

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