England Fans Filmed Throwing Nazi Salutes Before World Cup Match
English soccer fans were singing an anti-Semitic song and throwing Nazi salutes in a local pub before England’s World Cup match in Volgograd, where more than a million Soviet soldiers died to stop the German blitzkrieg, The Telegraph reported.
In a video circulating social media on Wednesday, a group of men are singing a racially offensive song about Tottenham Hotspur, an English Premier League team that has historically been associated with Jewish fans. Three men are then seen raising Nazi salutes.
Confirmed – two English soccer fans make Nazi salutes and sing anti-semitic songs near the site of the battle of Stalingrad (of all places) on Monday. The incident happened at the Galleriya Pub on Mira Street in Volgograd. Where England played Tunisia in the #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/5mnffsP8tJ
— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) June 20, 2018
British police, who previously warned fans not to sing songs or wave flags at “sensitive” sites in Volgograd, told The Telegraph they were “making swift enquiries to identify those involved and will seek to take all appropriate action against them.”
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