UEFA charges Pol­ish club over ban­ner hon­our­ing Nazi victims

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

NYON, Switzer­land — Pol­ish foot­ball club Le­gia War­saw is fac­ing a dis­ci­plinary charge from UEFA after its fans dis­played a vast ban­ner com­mem­o­rat­ing Poles killed by the Nazis.

Le­gia fans dis­played the ban­ner, which was the width of an en­tire stand, dur­ing Wed­nes­day’s Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fier against Kazakh team FC As­tana. It marked the War­saw Up­ris­ing of 1944, when Pol­ish re­sis­tance fight­ers cap­tured large parts of the cap­i­tal city but were even­tu­ally crushed by oc­cu­py­ing Ger­man forces. Along with a pic­ture of a Ger­man sol­dier with a gun to the head of a child, the ban­ner said 160,000 people were killed dur­ing the up­ris­ing and “thou­sands of them were chil­dren.’’

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