January 04, 2021

Celtic's Israeli midfielder Bitton called 'dirty Jew' amid torrent of abuse after derby defeat

Glasgow
- Celtic Football Club’s Israeli midfield player Nir Bitton has been subjected to vicious antisemitic abuse after fans rounded on him following the club’s defeat to rivals Rangers.

The 29-year-old was branded a “dirty Jew bastard” and a “Zionist rat” in social media posts after Sunday’s Old Firm derby clash.

Mr Bitton’s wife Bar also confirmed she had received many “awful” messages and shared a screen grab of one which called for her and her husband to be “hanged” while adding further abuse directed at the couple's two children.

The message read: “Here you ya cow, you and yer husband deserve tae be hung on the streets. Fuck you and yer wains.”

The JC has approached Celtic FC for comment over the antisemitic abuse sent to Mr Bitton.


Source: TheJC