Lazio fans condemned for Anne Frank stickers

Italian Soccer Federation to investigate anti-Semitism at Rome stadium.

The president of the European parliament Antonio Tajani has condemned the actions of Lazio 'ultra' football fans who distributed anti-Semitic stickers of Anne Frank wearing an AS Roma jersey in Rome's Stadio Olimpico on 22 October.

The stickers of the teenage diarist and Holocaust victim were placed in the Curva Sud, a section of the stadium associated with core AS Roma fans, during Lazio's 3-0 win over Cagliari.

The Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) is expected to open an investigation into the incident which has been condemned by the president of Rome's Jewish community, Ruth Dureghello, who tweeted: "This is not football, this is not sport. Get anti-Semitism out of stadiums."

The Lazio ultras supporters, known for their fascist leanings, were in the Curva Sud stand of their rivals because their own Curva Nord was closed for two matches following racist chants.

Lazio and AS Roma will meet for the Roman derby on 18 November.

Photo La Repubblica

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