Israeli soccer player in Greece arrested over alleged indecent act with a minor

Volos Football Club cuts ties with 33-year-old Boris Klaiman, who was picked up by Athens police while in possession of 1.5 grams of heroin after a brawl with Belgian tourists

Israeli soccer goalkeeper Boris Klaiman. (Screen capture/YouTube)
Israeli soccer goalkeeper Boris Klaiman. (Screen capture/YouTube)

An Israeli soccer star playing in Greece was arrested on Tuesday in Athens for allegedly committing sexually indecent acts on a minor.

The 33-year-old Volos Football Club player Boris Klaiman — a former Israeli national team goalkeeper — was among six people detained at an Athens nightclub and was found in possession of 1.5 grams of heroin, according to local news reports.

Greek police carried out the arrests after a Belgian teen tourist filed a complaint against Klaiman. Four other Belgian tourists got into a violent brawl with the Israeli suspect, apparently sparked by the indecent act. Police then arrested the five along with a Greek suspect.

Volos president Achillea Beu announced later Tuesday that the team was cutting ties with Klaiman, saying it had zero tolerance for the allegations at hand. Beu said the Israeli player had asked the team to provide him with an attorney, but that he refused to do so.

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