Lazio summoned to hearing over Anne Frank stickers

2017-11-14 08:34:53

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.