Football: Lazio fans probed over anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers

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Lazio boss Claudio Lotito visited a synagogue in Rome

Italian military have non-stop an review after Lazio football fans posted stickers of Holocaust plant Anne Frank wearing a jersey of rivals Roma alongside anti-Semitic slogans.

The element was found in an area of Rome’s Olympic Stadium assigned by hard-core Lazio fans famous as “ultras”.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella called a box “alarming”.

Anne Frank became famous for her diary of life as a German Jew in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in World War Two.

Local rivals Lazio and Roma share a stadium, and a “ultras” – famous for their extremist chants and mostly aroused poise – left a stickers and anti-Semitic slogans such as “Roma fans are Jews” during a compare on Sunday.

The conduct of Rome’s Jewish community, Ruth Dureghello, posted a design of a stickers on Twitter, and added: “This is not soccer, this is not sport. Anti-Semites out of a stadiums.”

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The post was afterwards retweeted by Rome’s Mayor Virginia Raggi, and a Italian football organisation is approaching to examine a case.

Sports Minister Luca Lotti pronounced that those obliged would be “identified and punished”, adding: “There is no justification. These are instances to be cursed unconditionally.”

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Anne Frank is one of a many obvious victims of a Holocaust

Lazio boss Claudio Lotito visited a synagogue in Rome and brought a floral spray to remember Holocaust victims.

“I am here to demonstrate a sum separateness towards all xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism,” he was quoted by Italian journal La Repubblica (in Italian) as saying.

He combined that a bar would take 200 fans each year to revisit a museum on a site of Nazi genocide stay during Auschwitz, where some-more than one million people were murdered.

Italy’s football association said in a statement that a minute’s overpower will be hold and a thoroughfare review from Anne Frank’s famous diary before this week’s games.

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