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Spanish soccer fans shout anti-Semitic slurs

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Fans shouted anti-Semitic taunts at an Israeli goalkeeper for a Spanish soccer team.

Real Mallorca’s Dudu Aouate was harassed by fans of Club Atletico Osasuna sitting behind the goal during a match Sunday in Pamplona, according to reports.

"From the 14th minute and on five other occasions in the first half, [anti-Semitic] chants … were directed at the visiting goalkeeper by the home fans behind the goal, every time he touched the ball,” referee Alfonso Alvarez Izquierdo said in his match report.

Fans were warned over the stadium public address system to stop the chants, and they ceased during the second half, Reuters reported.

The Osasuna fans also waved Palestinian flags and shouted "murderer" at Aouate.

"This happens to me every time I play here in Pamplona," Aouate told the local media, according to the World Jewish Congress. "It really makes me happy that we won."
 

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