PREMIER LEAGUE legend Robbie Keane was one of thousands of people forced to seek refuge in Israel following Hamas’ deadly attacks on the country.
Israel was attacked by the Palestinian terrorist organization on Saturday.
Hamas fired rockets at several Israeli cities, some of which reached Jerusalem.
Tel Aviv also came under rocket fire, forcing Keane – Maccabi Tel Aviv’s manager – to seek refuge in a panic room.
This is according to talkSPORTwho claim and his assistant Rory Delap spent hours in the room before managing to flee the country.
The couple, aged 43 and 47 respectively, are said to have sought refuge in Greece.
Tel Aviv airport was flooded with people trying to flee the country following the Hamas attacks, which were completely overlooked by the IDF.
Crowds of desperate people crowded into Ben Gurion International Airport to escape danger.
The airport was so crowded that desperate Israelis even lined the runways to get a flight out of the country.
Prem legend Keane took the Maccabi job in June and decided to bring his good pal Delap with him.
Upon his arrival in Tel Aviv, he said: “I am happy to take on this challenge at Maccabi.”
“My team and I are already looking forward to starting work.
“And we are confident that we can do what is necessary to prepare.”
Keane refused to get involved in the region’s politics after signing his contract with the club.
He said, “I don’t want to go into politics.”
“This is the last time I’ll say this, I definitely don’t want to get into politics.”
“I’m here as a footballer and someone who loves the game, so I’ll definitely just focus on that, but thanks for your question.”
Keane’s side have shone so far this season, leading the Israeli Premier League with four wins from their five games so far this season.
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