Charges filed against an Israeli fan who hugged Messi

The Israeli police filed an indictment, Thursday, against a fan who stormed the stadium and hugged Argentine star Lionel Messi during a match between French Paris Saint-Germain and the Israeli Maccabi Haifa team.

The match was held on September 14 at the Sami Ofer Stadium in Haifa, when the fan stormed the field in the 80th minute, ran towards Messi and hugged him, causing the match to be stopped.

newspaper said “Jordan PostThe fan, a 23-year-old resident of Ma’ale Adumim, was arrested and interrogated immediately after the incident.

According to the newspaper, he received an indictment from the Israeli Police Prosecution Department as part of a conditional settlement procedure, which means that after he completes all the conditions required of him, the case is closed and he is not convicted, without revealing the details of the accusation against him or the conditions required of him.

“The Israel Police takes this type of crime very seriously and will continue to use all tools at its disposal to bring to justice those who commit sport-related crimes,” a police spokesman said.

The Maccabi Haifa team announced that the fan was banned from any other match in which the team participates.

The Israeli team was fined 8,000 euros for the incident, and will in turn file a lawsuit against the fan.

The match was in the group stage of the Champions League. Maccabi Haifa and Paris Saint-Germain will play on October 25, but this time in Paris.

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