Skin in the Game

In Israel, the most proudly racist team comes out on top.

Fans cheer for Beitar Jerusalem during the UEFA Europa League playoff match between Beitar Jerusalem and AS Saint-Étienne, August 17, 2016. (Photo Ahmad Gharabli / AFP via Getty Images)

There’s one football team in Israel that gets all the attention — and none of it is positive. Beitar Jerusalem fans proudly say theirs is “the most racist club on earth.” They’re probably right. Beitar predates the state of Israel. It was founded by Jerusalem Jews in 1936, when the land was still under British rule. […]

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