Israeli President rushed from soccer pitch when crowd becomes rowdy

JERUSALEM (Reuters), – Israeli President Isaac Herzog, who was rushed from a soccer stadium in Haifa in the north of Israel on Tuesday night after jubilant Beitar Jerusalem supporters rushed the pitch to celebrate the State Cup win.

Video footage from the event shows Herzog being quickly escorted away by security staff after rowdy fans rush onto the field.

In a written statement, the President said that the fans disrupted and ruined the final ceremony. As a result, the trophy was not awarded to the winning squad.

Herzog said: “It was a shame to see that the team’s fans, who were full of pride and had waited for 14 years to get a trophy, didn’t receive this symbolic and important act.”

(Reporting and editing by Emily Rose, Conor Humphries).

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