Italian police investigate antisemitic posters at football clubs

Italian police are investigating after supporters of the AS Roma football club allegedly distributed antisemitic leaflets in the north of the city to coincide with the anniversary of bitter city rivals Lazio.

The leaflets, signed by a group of Roma ultras, were posted overnight in the area where Lazio supporters gathered to celebrate the team’s 119th anniversary.

The text of the flyers read: “Lazio, Napoli and Israel, same colours, same flags. S**t.”
It comes just over a year after Lazio ultras posted in turn antisemitic stickers depicting Holocaust victim Anne Frank in a Roma jersey in the Stadio Olimpico.

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