Following a series of violent incidents between the fans of the two clubs during which there were a number of stabbings: Half a year ago a Maccabi Tel Aviv fan in Netanya and this past month a few Maccabi Haifa fans after a volleyball cup final in Raanana, the clubs decided to take coordinated joint measures to deal with these disturbances and eliminate the violence.

Last week, representatives of the two clubs along with the Meteor security company met and a number of steps were taken, including the establishment of a joint team to coordinate and plan joint measures to deal with the violence.

The Maccabi Haifa and Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Clubs gravely view these violent incidents and will do everything to prevent them from happening in the future at any level, which includes the possibility of preventing fans of the visiting club from attending matches between the two teams. The rivalry between the clubs is sporting rivalry and takes place on the field of play only.