Polish City To Ban Soccer Team Over Fans’ Anti-Semitic Game


Published February 22, 2013.

The municipality of Lodz said it would boycott a Polish soccer club due to “the anti-Semitic and offensive behavior” of its fans.

A video uploaded to the fan site of the LKS soccer club, LKSfans.pl, showed fans throwing ninja blades at a picture of a Jew painted on the wall of a sports club run by the Lodz’s Municipal Sport and Recreation Centre. Scrawled on the wall was a slogan asking fans to pay two zloty for “three throws at the Jew.”

The city of Lodz has decided “to never rent out the hall again for this type of event,” said Marcin Maslowski, a spokesman for Lodz’s mayor, according to Gazeta Wyborcza.

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