ITALY – Italian national soccer team fined for anti-Semitic fan behavior


JERUSALEM POST -The international governing body FIFA slapped a more than $30,000 fine on Italy’s national soccer team for the anti-Semitic behavior of some of its fans at a match in Haifa.

FIFA fined the Italian team 30,000 Swiss Francs, or about $31,000, for the “improper and discriminatory” behavior of team Italy fans who gave the fascist salute during the playing of the national anthems ahead of the Italy-Israel match held in Haifa on September 5.

“A fine is never good news, but I am very proud to have raised the case on our portal,” said a spokesman for the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, or UCEI, which had first brought attention to the incident on its news website,

A FIFA committee later this month is set to issue recommendations on whether to allow Israeli teams to play in West Bank venues, following a complaint filed by the Palestinian Football Association, accusing its Israeli counterpart of violating FIFA rules by holding games without permission on the territory of another member group.

  1. #1 by loukil on 10/06/2016 - 3:10 pm

    Happy that showed their true feelings and Italians know what terror does the mafia Gladio.
    Israhell is a failed state and black lives white lives doesn’t matter only Jews matter.
    paying the fine in protest with pennies please what the Jew created.

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