BCL to open disciplinary procedure for burning of Israeli flag by AEK fan

2019-12-18T23:56:04+00:00 2019-12-19T14:21:58+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

18/Dec/19 23:56


Basketball Champions League will open a disciplinary procedure for burning of an Israeli flag by an AEK fan during the game against Hapoel Jerusalem

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

AEK Athens hosted today (18/12) Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem for the Gameday 9 game in Basketball Champions League. The hosts came out victorious but the game will also be remembered for non-basketball reasons.

An AEK fan brought in an Israeli flag and burned it down in the stands. The incident was caught on video by one of the 300 fans that came to Athens to support Hapoel.

Hapoel informed Basketball Champions League which will open the disciplinary procedure regarding the incident.

The Israeli club also released a statement:

“We’ve notified the BCL and there is no place for these types of acts at a sport arena. We are working with FIBA authorities on this matter. We want to acknowledge the 400 fans who accompanied the team to the game.”