Italian soccer fans give Nazi salute, spit and boo during Hatikvah

During a soccer match between Israel and Italy, several Italy fans put on an anti-Semitic display that included booing during the Israeli national anthem, spitting on Israeli fans and performing the Nazi salute; the Israel Football Association has already sent video footage from the match to its Italian counterpart so that those responsible could be held to account; Italy has already come out condemning the incident. The first match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier, which took place Monday in Haifa between Israel and Italy, saw several members of the audience, seated in an area of the stadium designated for fans of the Italian team, making anti-Semitic and anti-Israel gestures. The fans were recorded booing while the Israeli national anthem ‘Hatikva’ was played while at least two were removed by security forces for raising their hands in a Nazi salute. Moreover, several were seen taunting religious Jewish fans and spitting at them. At the end of the match, some of the Italian team’s fans attempted to storm the field, but were stopped by security.

via ynetnews: Italian soccer fans give Nazi salute, spit and boo during Hatikvah

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