Cardiff striker Earnshaw playing at Maccabi Tel Aviv as rockets explode above him

Maccabi Tel Aviv striker Robert Earnshaw admits he feared for his life after a rocket exploded above the club's training ground.

Maccabi Tel Aviv striker Robert Earnshaw admits he feared for his life after a rocket exploded above the club's training ground.

Palestinian rockets have been fired at Tel Aviv from Gaza, and Earnshaw, on-loan from Cardiff City, detailed the moment one of those missiles was intercepted as he was training, forcing players to flee for safety.

He told the Daily Mail: "I looked over to my left and saw all the Israeli guys, who had all done three years’ service in the army. They knew exactly what was going on.

"One of them shouted that we had to take cover up by the side of the dressing rooms, so we just ran after them.

"Then we heard a loud bang of the Iron Dome – a new protection system used to intercept rockets. We then had to protect ourselves from all the shrapnel coming down."

Earnshaw insists he's happy to continue playing in Israel: "Unless something major happens, I still want to play my football out here."

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