The function of an industry regulation and management system is first of all to increase competition in the industry, to allow the weaker forces to improve their competitive position. Competition is good for everyone, competition in the media market is good for the sports channel and surfers and competition in the supermarket market is good for food manufacturers, retail chains and consumers.
Competition is a good thing for almost everyone, for whom is it less good than everyone else? to the strongest player. The strongest player today in the Premier League is Maccabi Haifa, followed by Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva – the strongest professionally, the strongest financially and the strongest in terms of audience revenue, Empire.
In the cycle in which a serious violent incident took place in which dozens of flares were deliberately thrown at fans in the Ofer Sami, Hapoel Tel Aviv lit flares in its stands. A standard event in the terms of the Premier League and the worker has already been tried, punished, a point deducted, a suspended sentence for the next year of two points, a financial fine and 2 closed stands. A tremendous blow has been dealt to Hapoel, a blow that will surely hurt it sportingly next year and financially in recruiting subscribers.
Have other teams received a similar punishment for such an offense? For example, Maccabi Haifa, which was involved in 26 incidents of fan riots from the beginning of the season? Maccabi Tel Aviv, whose fans broke the record for flares in one stand this year? Did she get something similar? Did Beer Sheva, whose fans almost led to an event with many casualties with a fire in the stands, receive something close to what Hapoel Tel Aviv received?
How is it possible that every fan in the league knows that next year in one of the 36 games flares will be lit in Hapoel Tel Aviv’s game and therefore they will lose 2 points with almost complete certainty when every fan in the league can guess that next year in Sami Ofer or Turner or in Bloomfield at Maccabi the flares will be lit in several games, How can you guess that? It happens every other game or so this year, so if the flares are lit for the rich next year you can expect them to drop points on the same scale. Just kidding huh? We know what league we’re in.-
The “big” fans have a method on social networks. When they don’t like it when they see the relatively easy enforcement, the soft and caressing hand they receive in relation to me, they ask us to unite and fight together. I personally do not want to join together with them, I feel that there is no unity here and I want two simple things – a clear and uniform punishment scale for everyone, Dean Mintzberg as Dean Yankel’a, as Dean Alona and as Dean Mitch, and at the same time I want regulation that increases competition and does not preserve the club’s project The bigger money than others.-
It’s time to check and demand from the court and the association to make sure that before we reach the point of no return in the management of the competition in the foot league just like what happened in the similar monopoly basketball league, we will stop it.
For years, a series of fines and punishments were imposed on Hapoel Tel Aviv in basketball that weakened it, more than others. 50,000 shekels in Hapoel Tel Aviv is not 50,000 in the big money clubs and stories of “we have therapists” are nice for public relations, but none of this should be of interest to the court judges.
If Avoca in Bloomfield is worth a minus point then Avoca in any other stadium should be at least a point. No matter what they tell as tales of a thousand and one nights about the cyber and facial recognition systems they operate and how well they operate, if you get caught going 120 km/h on a highway, you will pay the fine that anyone would pay. If you want to subject the vehicle to additional punishment and deny it a wash, that’s fine, but if you get a reduced fine for the same offense, that’s already very, very wrong.
The writer is a member of the “Red Color” podcast, a podcast for Hapoel Tel Aviv fans