Vienna (Jun. 21)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The American tours of the Hakoah, Viennese Jewish soccer team, in which many Jewish lovers of sport took pride, are now being blamed for the disintegration of the club.
The loss of the championship by the Hakoah and the necessity arising for it to return to an amateur standing is being commented upon by the Austrian press. The sport writers emphasized that the last match of the Hakoah was fought honorably. The writers emphasize that the American tours last year undermined the strength of the club when it returned to Europe without its star players and without financial means.
Football matches in Vienna without the participation of the Jewish team will lose much of their attraction for the Jewish population. The situation will considerably affect the interest in Austrian sport. The Hakoah will abandon soccer, rather than remain a second class team.