Political sentiment spilled into football Qatar won 4-0 over the UAE.
Rabat – Local fans in Abu Dhabi were not happy with Qatari Almoez Ali’s remarkable goal, the second goal in the semi-finals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Qatar beat the UAE 4-0.
A Twitter video that went viral shows security guards urging Emirati fans to stop throwing shoes at Qatari players who gathered in front of the angry fans to celebrate.
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Abu Dhabi police called on supporters yesterday to encourage their teams in a “civilized” way inside and outside the stadium and on social media.
Qatar also beat Saudi Arabia in Abu Dhabi 2-0 earlier this month.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have imposed a blockade on Qatar since June 2017.