“Fans chanting ‘Kill the Jews,’ waving Palestinian flats in Vienna, debases the beautiful game and presages violence in sport from a new Jihadist-Nazi alliance.”
Paris, 7 April 2015
In a letter to UEFA President, Michel Platini, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed shock at “the behaviour of Bosnia football fans. They are seen here in a film-clip link waving Palestinian flags while chanting ‘Kill the Jews,’ prior to the Austria - Bosnia friendly match in Vienna on 1 April:
The Centre urged UEFA “to take the strongest disciplinary measures against the Bosnian Football Club and we expect that other European clubs to take care that such behaviour be banned from any match, by the fans of any team.”
“This action debases the beautiful game and presages violence in sport from a new Jihadist-Nazi alliance,” concluded Samuels.