Croatian football fans perform Nazi salute in Milan

Croatian football fans marched through the streets of Milan displaying the Nazi salute before their team, Dinamo Zagreb, was set to play against AC Milan in the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League.

The UEFA has yet to respond to the incident.

The European Jewish Congress said: “Absolutely abhorrent. Dinamo Zagreb fans performing the Nazi salute in the streets of Milan. The world of football must free itself from fascists and carriers of hatred, a hatred that from soccer fields spreads to the squares.”

This is the latest of many instances of Croatian football fans spouting antisemitic rhetoric.


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