Israel fan reads the Chumash, the Torah in printed form, during the 3-2 Nations League defeat to Scotland
(Image: Twitter/Daniel Jacobs)

VIDEO: Israel fan reads the Torah during Nations League defeat to Scotland

Pores through Chumash, the printed form of the text.


When you've got football at 7, but Maariv at 8 #SCOISR pic.twitter.com/Y3opdikoDj

— 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.

Wouldn't surprise me if that was the manual explaining the Nations League setup. #scoisr pic.twitter.com/rw6qziudcN

— Robbie McVicar (@robmcvicar) November 20, 2018