Shlomo Sharaf, the former coach of the Israeli national team, was suspended today (Saturday) by the Count Channel after playing the player Avdiel Arroyo during a game between Petah Tikva and Hapoel Haifa. “Now I’m putting him on the plane. Egoist, send him home, waste his time.” When the broadcaster said Arroyo was coming from Panama, Sharaf said: “Panama, he should go eat bananas.”
Resin’s statement about the internal player (Credit: Sports screenshot 5)
Following the incident from the sports channel, it was reported that this was an unfortunate statement and that Sharaf would be suspended from the channel until further notice. Maccabi Petah Tikva said that they would not allow Sharaf to interpret its games and that they were mediating to sue him.
We take Shlomo Sharaf’s ugly and racist statement very seriously and we will not go over it in silence. We will work with the franchisee to complete a significant disciplinary procedure against him. We will not allow anyone to harm players on the basis of religion, race or origin
– Director of Football Leagues (@IPFL_FOOTBALL) October 31, 2020
“Facts of racism must be clearly addressed. Shlomo Sharaf’s statement is inappropriate and has no place in Israeli sports and society in general. It was true that they practiced Sports 5 when they decided to suspend Sharaf. And sex, “said Culture and Sports Minister Hili Trooper.
“We express disgust at the remarks of Shlomo Sharaf, a sports channel commentator and former Israel national team coach, towards Maccabi Petah Tikva’s internal player Avidel Arroyo. Of Sharaf requires severe punishment and public condemnation, “the Football Association said.