Thursday 12 December 2019

Jewish group to take action against PSV fans singing anti-semitic songs

PSV fans sing anti-semitic songThe Israel information centre CIDI said on Wednesday it is planning to take legal action against supporters of football club PSV caught on video singing anti-semitic songs.

The Eindhoven football club is already investigating the incident, which was filmed in a fast food restaurant full of celebrating PSV fans. The text included the words: ‘My father was in the commandos, my mother was with the SS. Together they burned Jews, because Jews burn best.’

PSV took the Dutch league title by edging out Amsterdam club Ajax on the last day of play. Ajax supporters call themselves ‘the Jews’ and rival clubs often chant anti-semitic slogans during matches. The club’s leadership has urged fans to stop using the nickname because of the problems.

A CIDI spokesman said that when anti-Jewish songs are sung in football stadiums, the Dutch football association takes action against them. However, because this incident was recorded outside the grounds, CIDI itself decided to intervene.

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