Top 2 Israeli leagues suspended due to violence

The head of Israel’s football association says he has suspended

the rest of the matches in the top two divisions this weekend

because of on-field violence.

Israel Football Association chief Avi Luzon called off

Saturday’s Premier League and National League games after players

brawled at the end of a match between Hapoel Ramat Gan and Bnei Lod

on Friday.

Luzon told Channel 2 TV, ”I don’t want someone getting killed

on the football field, heaven forbid. With all due respect to

football, I don’t want football played tomorrow after today’s

events.”

Luzon has been criticized for failing to rein in the mounting

violence at football games this year. But he won’t resign, saying

”it’s not my fault,” adding he wants police officers at

games.