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by: JamieD On  Friday, April 20, 2012

isreal soccer brawlOne nasty brawl was all Israel Football Association chief Avi Luzon needed to see in order for him to suspend all of the weekend’s football action.  It took place today during a match between Hapoel Ramat Gan and Bnei Lod, as players and coaches from both teams exchanged several kicks and punches throughout a frightening three minutes of on-field violence.

Luzon has called off all of Saturday’s Premier League and National League games as a result, stating the following during an interview with Channel 2 TV:

“I don’t want someone getting killed on the football field, heaven forbid. With all due respect to football, I don’t want football played tomorrow after today’s events.”

Many have chosen to criticized Luzon for his inability to stop the violence in Israeli football, with some even asking for his resignation.  However, he has reiterated his belief that he believes he is not the one to blame for the on-field violence, and I can’t help but agree with him.  After all, I didn’t see him throwing any of those punches on the field during today’s brawl.

You can watch the violence unfold in the video below.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

 




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