Hakimi, whistled by the audience in Tel Aviv, receives support from internet users

Hard evening for Achraf Hakimi. For his first official match with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions Trophy won by Lille, the Moroccan international had to face a virulent audience in Tel Aviv, who booed him throughout the meeting.

Israeli supporters whistled Achraf Hakimi during his participation with Paris Saint-Germain in the French Supercup match which took place in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

The versatile full-back was booed by Israeli fans in the stands at Bloomfield Stadium every time he touched the ball from start to finish.

Hakimi sparked controversy after playing the game with his team in Tel Aviv, where many home fans recalled the pro-Palestinian Moroccan star’s stance during the violent Israeli attack on Jerusalem and Gaza last May. At the time, Hakimi posted a tweet on his official Twitter account, “Palestine is Free.”

Despite a remarkable and noticed performance, Hakimi could not help his team to win the title. Lille owe the victory to their Portuguese midfielder, Xica, who scored the only goal of the match in the 45th minute, hitting a ball given to him by the Turkish Burak Yilmaz, which slipped it nicely into the goalkeeper cage Keylor. Navas.

However, what has strongly marked Internet users is the reception given to the former Real Madrid. Internet users have mobilized en masse to support the new darling of PSG, thus denouncing the behavior of the public. His compatriot Amine Harit and Algerian AC Milan player Ismael Bennacer also lent their support to Hakimi.

After the meeting, Parisian coach Mauricio Pochettino also reacted to the whistles, applauding his player for his exemplary behavior.

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“Yes, we talked about that (the whistles, editor’s note), about the fact that he had to stay focused on the match and that’s what he did. He stayed focused, his performance was good. It was his first official game, he still has a lot to prove. He and the team still have to improve. But I think he was very good, both in his behavior and in his performance ”, has also appreciated his trainer Mauricio Pochettino in front of the press.

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