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December 20, 2016 12:46 pm

After Scoring Game-Winning Goal in German League Match, Israeli Player Reveals Shirt Declaring Faith in God

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Israeli soccer player Almog Cohen, a midfielder for FC Ingolstadt, reveals a shirt bearing Hebrew words after scoring a goal on Sunday. Photo: Facebook.

Israeli soccer player Almog Cohen, a midfielder for FC Ingolstadt, reveals a shirt bearing a Hebrew phrase after scoring a goal on Sunday. Photo: Facebook.

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.”

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  • walter77777

    This reminds me a bit of the Christian football players in USA who kneel and pray to thank The All-Powerful for Letting them (or Helping them)score a touchdown. It assumes that HaShem Cares one bit about who scores or who wins a dumb game.
    W.

    • De Flahute

      Look beyond your nose

  • Joy Daniels Brower

    Did I read this correctly? There was NO violence for the brave and wonderful stance of the Israeli soccer player? And that his German teammates respected his shirt and his explanation of same? Mazel Tov and Hallelujah!!

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