Italian police probe anti-Semitic posters aimed at Lazio and Napoli fans

Italian police probe anti-Semitic posters aimed at Lazio and Napoli fans
AS Roma playing Lazio in 2016. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
Italian police are investigating after AS Roma supporters allegedly distributed anti-Semitic leaflets in the north of the city on Wednesday to coincide with the anniversary of bitter city rivals Lazio. The leaflets, signed by a group of Roma ultras, were posted overnight in the area where Lazio supporters gathered to celebrate their 119th anniversary. The text of the flyers read: “Lazio, Napoli and Israel, same colours, same flags. S**t.”
I hope these deplorable anti-semitic stickers left around the city by Roma fans last night receive the condemnation they deserve. Italian football’s dark side is truly being exposed over the last couple of weeks. pic.twitter.com/tpru6C9PEX — Alasdair Mackenzie (@aksmackenzie) January 9, 2019 It comes just over a year after Lazio ultras posted anti-Semitic stickers depicting Holocaust victim Anne Frank in a Roma jersey in the Stadio Olimpico. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi condemned the incident on Wednesday. “I firmly condemned the anti-Semitic posters which appeared in Rome,” she wrote on Twitter. “Football cannot be division and intolerance.” Raggi also denounced earlier clashes with Lazio supporters that left at least ten police officers injured. “Unacceptable violence against police officers by ultras. Rome cannot become a theatre for the madness of some criminals.”

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