Goldberg complains of anti-Semitic insult

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:40 IST

Santiago Morning midfielder Rodrigo Goldberg has said he was the target of anti-Semitic insults during a weekend match.

Santiago:

Santiago Morning midfielder Rodrigo Goldberg has said he was the target of anti-Semitic insults during a weekend match. His club beat 1-0 Palestino in the match. Palestino has a fan following largely from Chile's Arab community. Goldberg is Jewish and returned to his native Chile after playing several seasons in Israel last year. He told the Santiago daily El Mercurio that he will ask the Chilean soccer federation's disciplinary commission to punish Palestino for its fans' behaviour. "I was surprised at the hatred they showed. We have to put an end to these things," Goldberg told the newspaper. "If I can do something to prevent this from happening again, I will do it. We have to keep these people away from the stadiums". Goldberg said he had received an anonymous telephone call at home with threats and insults before Sunday's match. Last month FIFA had adopted new regulations concerning "discriminatory or contemptuous" behaviour, empowering authorities to deduct points or disqualify teams from tournaments. (AP)

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