A security guard’s beating of a Saudi football fan who rushed the field during a match in Riyadh on Tuesday prompted some Twitter users to cry foul. The Arabic hashtag for “Hilali fan’s beating(link is external)” reached nearly half a million uses in less than a day. The fan was reportedly a supporter of Saudi’s “Al-Hilal” team, which was playing(link is external) against Qatar’s “Al-Sadd”.
The incident was caught on video from multiple angles and shows a security guard kicking the fan and hitting him in the head with a baton after he walked off the field and stopped running.
Fifteen-year-old American citizen Tareq Abu Khieder said he was beaten and detained by Israeli border police in an interview Sunday with his sister and mother, Suha Abu Khieder, in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat.