Wiesenthal Centre Urges UEFA President to Take Strong Disciplinary Measures Against Bosnia Football Club Fans Chanting ‘Kill the Jews’

SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE-EUROPE
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“Fans chanting ‘Kill the Jews,’ waving Palestinian flats in Vienna, debases the beautiful game and presages violence from a new Jihadist-Nazi alliance.”
 
Paris, 4 April 2015
 
In a letter to UEFA President, Michel Platini, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed shock at “the behaviour of Bosnia football fans. They are seen here in a film-clip link waving Palestinian flags while chanting ‘Kill the Jews,’ prior to the Austrian Bosnia friendly match in Vienna on 2 April:
http://antisemitism-europe.blogspot.com/2015/04/bosnia-football-fans-wave-palestinian.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&m=1”
 
The Centre urged UEFA to "Take the strongest disciplinary measures against the Bosnian Football Association and expect that other European clubs take care that such behaviour be banned from any match, by the fans of any team.”
 
“This action debases the beautiful game and presages violence in sport from a new Jihadist-Nazi alliance,” concluded Samuels.
 
For further information, please contact Shimon Samuels at +33 609 7701 58,

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