Israeli soccer star subject of anti-Semitic abuse on Twitter

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israeli soccer star Yossi Benayoun, who currently plays for FC Chelsea in the English Premier League, was recently the subject of anti-Semitic abuse on Twitter.

Click photo to download. Caption: Yossi Benayoun. Credit: David Lee via Wikimedia Commons.

After thanking his Twitter followers for sending him birthday wishes, Benayoun, who many consider to be the greatest Israeli soccer player ever, was sent the following message: "f***in Jew a**hole."

Benayoun posted a response, saying, "Some nice people in the world." His team has called on the police to investigate the matter, according to the Britain's Mail Online.

According to the publication, FC Chelsea said it would also investigate an incident last month reported to the club by Benayoun, in which he claimed to be the victim of anti-Semitic taunts from the team’s supporters when he came on as a substitute against Liverpool.    

Posted on May 8, 2013 .