World soccer federation FIFA has fined Scotland after fans at a recent game between the country and Israel booed during the Israeli national anthem, the Jewish Chronicle reported Friday.
The Scottish Football Association will need to pay some £8,000 ($11,000) over the incident that included “inappropriate use of a flag,” apparently a Palestinian flag waved by one person. The incidents occurred on October 9 during a World Cup qualifier in Glasgow that Scotland won 3-2.
According to the JC, outside the stadium some pro-Palestinian activists held a banner declaring: “Zionism is racism. Victory to the intifada.”
Israel is nearly certain to be out of the World Cup after losing several key qualifyer games.