Greek fans raise obscene banner insulting the Bosnian genocide during the Srebrenica massacre

 Obscene Greek banner
Obscene Greek banner

Greece 1 – Bosnia 1

Greece, the 2004 European Champions, picked up a 1-1 home draw with Bosnia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday night.

The match was a fiery affair, which saw Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Edin Dzeko both receive red cards in the final stages of the contest.

Edin Dzeko just got sent off for this! #pantsed #dzeko #sokratis #bih #greece

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Greece are second in Group H with 10 points from four games, while Bosnia are three points behind in third. 100-percenters Belgium top the group with a two point buffer.

Obscene Greek banner

Away from the action on the pitch, there’s been condemnation against an obscene Greek banner spotted in the crowd.

The banner made direct reference to those murdered in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks were killed during the Bosnian war.

The sign said “knife, wire, Srebrenica”, referring to war crimes which the Serbs and Bosnian Serbs on still on trial for in the International Court of Justice.

“Nož, žica, Srebrenica” is well-known hate speech in the region.

This was massively offensive act on the part of the Greek fans.

We await to see how UEFA and FIFA react.

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