ROME: An extract from the Diary of Anne Frank will be read out to Italian football fans next weekend in a federation reaction to the latest burst of anti-semitic behaviour.
Montage pictures of the Holocaust victim wearing the jersey of Lazio’s city rivals AS Roma were found on walls and bathrooms in a section of Rome’s Olympic Stadium used by Lazio supporters during their Serie A match against Cagliari on Sunday.
On Monday, Lazio president Claudio Lotito and other team officials laid a wreath of flowers at Rome’s synagogue in an effort to made amends with the Jewish community.
Rome Jewish community leader Ruth Dureghello welcomed the gesture but said it was not enough. She said “collective awareness” was needed to bring an end to such anti-Semitic acts.