Soccer: offensive chanting getting ‘out of control’

IMG class=hide alt=”Soccer: offensive chanting getting ‘out of control'” src=”” (By Paul Virgo) (ANSA) – Rome, March 11 – The head of Italian sport warned Tuesday behaviour at the country’s soccer grounds was getting out of hand after last weekend’s soccer action was marred by anti-Semitism The widow of former Juventus great Gaetano Scirea on Monday threatened to withdraw her late husband’s name from a stand at the Italian champions’ Turin stadium after a group of fans sang anti-Semitic chants during Sunday’s 1-0 home win over Fiorentina. PRenzo Gattegna, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, also expressed outrage and called for the fans responsible to be identified and banned from football./PPOn Sunday fans of the Florence visitors, meanwhile, uncovered banners gloating about the deaths of 39 Juventus fans at 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster before the start of the 1985 European Cup final against Liverpool./PP”It makes you reflect to say the least,” said Giovanni Malag

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