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The diaries will be read in response to Lazio fans posting stickers of her wearing the jersey of rivals Roma alongside anti-Semitic slogans, a problem that as long afflicted Italian football

Anne Frank diary to be read at Serie A games after Lazio fans’ antisemitism (Guardian)
The Italian football federation has announced plans to read out a passage from Anne Frank’s diary before matches this week in response to acts of antisemitism by Lazio fans

Anne Frank ‘insult’ is hardly shocking. Italian soccer is viciously anti-Semitic (Haaretz)
‘Adolf is still with us.’ ‘We warn the Jews we won’t betray our flag.’ This is what it’s like to be Jewish and an Italian fan: Decades of abuse, with managers and captains complicit

Football: Lazio fans probed over anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers (BBC)
The material was found in an area of Rome’s Olympic Stadium occupied by hard-core Lazio fans known as “ultras”, which Italian President Sergio Mattarella called “alarming”.

Europe has a ‘Jewish’ soccer team problem (Times of Israel)
Supporters of teams like England’s Tottenham Hotspur, or the Netherlands’ Ajax, often self-identify as Jewish, while their rivals adopt anti-Semitism

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