— Daniel Jacobs (@DanielHarry311) November 20, 2018
An Israel fan was filmed reading the Chumash, the Torah in printed form, during their 3-2 Nations League defeat to Scotland at Hampden Park.
Flanked by his wife and children, the supporter pored through the sacred Jewish text with his side 1-0 up after just 15 minutes.
Brighton’s Beram Kayal, formerly of Celtic, had opened the scoring for the visiting Israeli strike with a stunning strike in the early stages.
The midfielder had a few days previously elicited a crackdown on the squad’s social media activity after his Instagram photo of its seven Arab players, captioned “The Bosses”, sparked a backlash.
A hat-trick from James Forrest put the hosts in control and took the player’s own tally to five goals in his last 99 minutes in a Scotland shirt.
Eran Zahavi, one of the players photographed alongside Kayal, pulled one back for Israel but Alex McLeish’s Scots held on for the win.
— Robbie McVicar (@robmcvicar) November 20, 2018