Saudi Arabia: Spectator hits player with whip after Super Cup

Saudi Arabia
Spectator hits player with whip after Super Cup game

The affected player, Abderrazak Hamdallah, plays for FC Ittihad in Saudi Arabia

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There were unpleasant scenes at a football match in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening. A spectator even became violent with a player.

A spectator has A player was struck with a whip during the final of the Saudi Arabian Super Cup, according to video footage. The incident occurred after FC Ittihad’s resounding defeat against Al Hilal. As footage published on X, formerly Twitter, shows, Ittihad attacker Abderrazak Hamdallah walked towards the stands with a water bottle. He shouted something and then splashed the bottle of water at one of the men in the stands.

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He in turn pulled out a whip and hit the Moroccan professional footballer twice with it. Several people had to intervene to prevent the situation from escalating further. Ittihad had previously lost the game 1:4.

Exactly why the incident occurred remained unclear at the moment. Hamdallah had equalized 1-1 with a margin shot after a penalty for the team led by French star player Karim Benzema.


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