Israeli Soccer Star Caught in Disturbing Sex Video; Police Mull Probe

The video, which spread on Whatsapp, shows the soccer player and three others perform sexual acts on a motionless woman

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French-Israeli professional soccer player Antony Varenne
French-Israeli professional soccer player Antony VarenneCredit: Nir Kedar
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The police are examining whether to open a criminal investigation against an Israeli soccer star who appears with three friends in a video performing sexual acts on a motionless woman.

It was unclear when the video, which has been distributed on Whatsapp and social media networks, was taken.

The French-Israeli player, Antony Varenne, who plays for Beitar Jerusalem, reportedly told his teammates that he was "embarrassed and sorry. I made a mistake."

Two of the three others seen in the video are also soccer players in lower leagues.

According to the Israel sports website, since the video release Varenne has disconnected his cell phone, and leaves his home to train only. 

The Football Association decided not to take disciplinary measures against the Varenne and added that the matter will be dealt by legal authorities.

Beitar Jerusalem held a meeting regarding the video and it seems that there is no intention to take action against Varenne at the moment.