11/14/2017 8:34:53 AM
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 behavior.""
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.