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by Dov Gutterman |
Red-white. Logo from the High Quality Football Logos website.
Dov Gutterman, 18 October 2001
by David Steinberg
Hapoel sports club was created in the 1920's as a workers' sports club, in the model of Soviet workers clubs, and is up to date one of Israel's major sport clubs, with clubs in every city. The flag is an uncommon arrangement of the hammer and sickle, with the silhouette of a worker. It has the inscription HAPOEL (The Worker in Hebrew). It is widely used in stadiums with the red and white colors of the club, with supporters disregarding the political meaning of the symbol. Perhaps the unusual design facilitates the denial of the socialist past of the club a fact which is not lost on the opposing groups' fans who yell "communists!" at the Hapoel supporters.
David Steinberg, 13 March 2002
Hapoel was part of the Histadrut, the workers federation. Each club had a socialist-type flag with the emblem and inscriptions in gold over red. The flag above is the modern football fan flag of Hapoel Tel-Aviv. I remember the "communists" shouts in my childhood but not in the last twenty years or so. Most Hapoel clubs are now owned by private firms. They usually have modern logos and flags like the one above are usually kind of unofficial fan flags.
Dov Gutterman, 22 March 2002
by Mark Sensen
The Israeli national flag is used by sport fans as a basis to fan flags. Hapoel "Keter" Tel-Aviv Football Club fans change blue to red to match the team colours (red-white). Source: photograph in Ma'ariv newspaper, 5 December 2001.
Dov Gutterman, 5 December 2001