Saturday 16 November 2019

Football club Lazio fined for Anne Frank sticker incident

The Italian football federation has fined football club Lazio €50,000 for an incident in which supporters posted stickers with an image of Anne Frank wearing a jersey belonging to arch rival AS Roma, broadcaster NOS reports.

The incident took place when Lazio played a home game against Cagliari in October last year. Hardcore supporters of Lazio, a club founded by fascist leader Benito Mussolini, also wrote anti-Semitic slogans on the wall of the stadium, which it shares with AS Roma, NOS writes.

The Italian government condemned the actions of the Lazio supporters, who are well-known for their right-wing sympathies, at the time. Twelve supporters were banned from entering the stadium for five years and 1 was banned for eight years. The actions of seven other supporters are still being investigated. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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