Fans of Zagreb’s FC Dinamo Soccer Club Perform Nazi Salutes Ahead of Milan Match
September 18, 2022
Fans of Zagreb’s FC Dinamo soccer club marched through the streets of Milan, Italy, this week performing Nazi salutes ahead of a Champions League match, Balkan Insight reported.
FC Milan defeated FC Dinamo 3-1 in Wednesday’s showdown at San Siro Stadium.
According to Balkan Insight, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has not yet reacted to the fan behavior.
“In Croatia, hardcore football fan groups often evoke the 1990s independence war with Serb-dominated Yugoslavia to use hate speech against Serbs or show sympathy for the Fascist Ustasa movement, which ruled Croatia under Nazi German and Italian auspices and persecuted Serbs, Jews and Roma people during World War II,” Balkan Insight noted.
Absolutely abhorrent. Dinamo Zagreb fans performing the Nazi salute in the streets of Milan.
The world of football must free itself from fascists and carriers of hatred, a hatred that from soccer fields spreads to the squares. pic.twitter.com/rd2Z97Rn1q
— European Jewish Congress (@eurojewcong) September 15, 2022
Former Israeli Ambassador to Croatia Ilan Mor tweeted, “Unbelievable! 80 years after the Holocaust the Antisemitic Hydra continues the rise its ugly head! What this has to do with football?? Apparently looks like we haven’t learnt from History!! What a Shame!”
Unbelievable! 80 years after the Holocaust the Antisemitic Hydra continues the rise its ugly head! What this has to do with football??Apparently looks like we haven’t learnt from History!! What a Shame! @gnkdinamo https://t.co/9VAqFbCAd6
— אילן מור Ilan Mor (@AmbassadorMor) September 16, 2022
Earlier this week, UEFA issued disciplinary charges against Eintracht Frankfurt and Olympique de Marseille over fan disturbances at their Champions League match on Tuesday, including a Nazi salute performed by a supporter of the German club.