Club Brugge to be sanctioned for antisemitic chants

The sanctions commission (Bondsparket) of the Royal Belgian Football Association is investigating racist and antisemitic remarks by supporters during a recent match against rivals Anderlecht.

At the start of the match, “he who does not jump is a Jew” could clearly be heard in the stands, a pervasive antisemitic chant sang by Brugge supporters.

It is already the third time this season that the Flemish club had to answer for antisemitic chants, including at an earlier Anderlecht match, as well as a match against Sint Truiden.

The National Chamber for the fight against discrimination and racism, a body set up by the club at the start of the season, decided after the first incident that Club had to introduce an awareness-raising campaign.

After the Sint Truident match, a conditional fine of 2,000 euros was imposed on the club. That fine now threatens to become effective.


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