Lazio sum­moned to hear­ing

The Expositor (Brantford) - - SPORTS -

ROME (AP) — The Ital­ian foot­ball fed­er­a­tion has or­dered Lazio to at­tend a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing af­ter shock­ing dis­plays of anti-Semitism by the Se­rie A club’s sup­port­ers last month. Af­ter their team’s vic­tory over Cagliari on Oct. 22, Lazio fans lit­tered the Sta­dio Olimpico in Rome with im­ages of Anne Frank — the young di­arist who died in the Holo­caust — wear­ing a jersey of city ri­val Roma. The FIGC an­nounced the hear­ing on Tues­day. It says there was a “clear anti-Semitic in­tent” and that it “con­sti­tuted dis­crim­i­na­tory be­hav­iour.” There was world­wide out­rage af­ter the in­ci­dent and a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way. A pas­sage from Frank’s di­ary was read out at all soc­cer matches in Italy the fol­low­ing week, while there was also a minute of si­lence be­fore they kicked off to pro­mote Holo­caust re­mem­brance.

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