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Lazio to attend disciplinary hearing over anti-Semitic charges.

Lazio have been summoned by the Italian Football Federation to attend a disciplinary hearing after supporters spread anti-Semitic images featuring Holocaust victim Anne Frank.Fans of the club, following their victory over Cagliari on October 22, placedstickers around the Stadio Olimpico showing a mocked-up image of Frank, the young diarist who died in a concentration camp during World War II, wearing the shirt of city rivals Roma.The FIGC in a press statement on Tuesday said the actions demonstrated ‘clear anti-Semitic intent’ which ‘constitutes discriminatory behaviour.Two days after the stickers first appeared, the FIGC announced that a passage from Frank’s diary would be read aloud before matches at all levels of Italian football that week.Lazio’s players wore an image of Frank on their shirt when they played away at Bologna that week, while club president Claudio Lotito said he would organise an annual trip to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz to teach Lazio fans about the horrors of the Holocaust.A spokesperson for the Serie A side said: ‘Lazio has always condemned all forms of racism. We don’t have anything else to add, the club is in contact with investigators and condemns any form of racism.’

Story By: Felix Okaijah

 

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