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Old January 3rd, 2019 #86
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Israeli organization demands action after Belgian soccer fans chant slogans ridiculing Holocaust

Soccer fans in Belgium chanted anti-Semitic slogans, including ones about the burning of Jews, during a recent match in the city of Bruges, prompting an Israeli lawfare organization to take action.

While the soccer club of Brugge, Bruges’ local club, “strongly” condemned the anti-Semitic incident and some of the fans were banned from the stadium, Yifat Segal, director of the International Legal Forum, said this was not enough and is demanding that the highest authorities issue a broad condemnation.

In a letter to the Royal Belgian Football Association and to Belgian Minister of Sports Sven Gatz, Segal wrote that “as this chant is a clear case of classic anti-Semitism, hatred, racism and incitement to violence, we demand that Club Brugge be condemned, fined and suspended immediately for allowing its fans to provoke such racism.”