After Scoring Game-Winning Goal in German League Match, Israeli Player Reveals Shirt Declaring Faith in God
An Israeli soccer player put his Jewish faith proudly on display after scoring a crucial goal during a German Bundesliga match on Sunday.
FC Ingolstadt midfielder Almog Cohen — also a member of Israel’s national soccer team — netted what would prove to be the game-winning goal during the 73rd minute of a 2-1 upset road victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
During his post-goal celebration, the 28-year-old Cohen lifted up his jersey to reveal a shirt underneath, bearing the Hebrew words, “Hashem hu ha-elokim” (Hashem is the one God).
“I’m a man of deep belief,” Cohen told the Israeli sports media outlet ONE. “Everyone complimented me on the shirt. Even my German teammates asked me what was written there and I explained it to them.”