By Taziz Hasairi.
Tripoli, 27 March 2014:
The Tripoli volleyball team Al-Ahly yesterday pulled out off the African Volleyball Club Championships after the . . .[restrict]audience in Tunisia chanted pro-Qaddafi slogans.
Yesterday’s match in Soussa was to qualify for the semi-finals. During the fourth round, Tunisian team Al-Najm Al-Sahily was in the lead when the audience started chanting pro-Qaddafi slogans. The Al-Ahly players stopped playing and walked out of the game in anger.
The Al-Ahly team said the honour of Libya was more important than winning any match.
“We refuse to play under such circumstances, which insult the blood of the martyrs of the revolution,” the team said, in a statement issued yesterday.
The management of Al-Najm Al-Sahily made a public apology and said what happened should not affect relations between the teams. [/restrict]