Lazio Chairman Claudio Lotito on Tuesday pledged to take fans to Auschwitz as he laid flowers at Rome’s synagogue after a group of the club’s hard-core fans used an image of Anne Frank to insult followers of city rivals, AS Roma.
“With this gesture today we intend to reiterate our clear, unswerving position,” Lotito said.
“Lazio has always repressed certain phenomena with initiatives in schools. As of today we intend to organise a day each year when we will take 200 young people to Auschwitz.”
The announcement comes after stickers of Anne Frank wearing a Roma guernsey were found on the walls of the south end (Curva Sud) of Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, normally reserved for Roma fans, during Lazio’s 3-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday.
The stickers were accompanied by anti-Semitic slogans, such as “Roma fans are Jews”.
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