Palestinian footballer given 99-year ban and fined 200 Euros

Palestinian footballer given 99-year ban and fined 200 Euros

Eurosport reports that a footballer who was found to be playing for both Israel and Palestine domestic league sides has been banned for 99 years by the Israeli Football Association.

Palestinian international Attaf Abu Bilal played for Israeli fifth division side Segev Shalom but was found to be playing in the Palestinian league at the same time.

Having travelled around Israel and playing for several teams, Abu Bilal was handed the maximum length of suspension possible by the Israeli FA.  Not only that, he was also given a 200 euro fine just for good measure.  The Israeli FA wanted to hand Abu Bilal a life ban but it seems the maximum 99-year ban had to suffice instead.

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