Anti-Semitic Lazio fans chant Anne Frank songs vs Roma
A distinct group of Lazio fans once again disgraced themselves in the Rome derby on Sunday.
Lazio are constantly dogged by claims of anti-Semitism, and their fans showed why that’s the case against Roma.
During the Roma game, Lazio fans were heard loudly chanting “Anne Frank is from Roma”.
It’s worth noting that Roma carry the reputation of being the Jewish club in Italy.
It’s also worth noting that last week was Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.
Lazio’s ‘Anne Frank’ anti-Semitic history vs Roma
Sadly this is far from the first time Lazio fans have used Anne Frank as a weapon to troll Roma with.
Back in January, Lazio were fined 50,000 euros after fans displayed anti-Semitic Anne Frank stickers against Roma in a match back in October.
Those stickers portrayed the Holocaust victim in a Roma jersey with the tagline: “Roma fans are Jews”.
Back in January, 13 Lazio fans received stadium bans of between five and eight years in connection with the incident.
Yet has that worked as a deterrent? Sunday’s chants in the Rome derby suggest that’s far from the case.
So how will the Italian FA now act? Should Lazio be hit with a stadium ban or deducted points?
What’s clear is that all punishments until now have failed to curb the use of anti-Semitism by Lazio supporters.
Lazio fans have done it again: anti-semitic chants ahead of the Derby as they yell: “Anna Frank e’ della Roma”.
— John Solano (@Solano_56) April 15, 2018
Lazio 0 – Roma 0
The upshot on Sunday’s draw in the Rome derby means Roma are still above Lazio in the table.
Level on 61 points, Roma are third by virtue of a better goal difference.
For the record the top four spots in Serie A all gain entry into next season’s Champions League.