Anne Frank slurs return in Rome

Lazio fans have seemingly aimed another anti-Semitic slur at Roma, just two days before the Derby della Capitale.

‘Romanista Anna Frank’ was spray-painted across a wall in the Circo Massimo area of Rome, along with a swastika and the initials. reports police arrived at the scene immediately to remove the anti-Semitic remark.

“The writing on a wall that appeared near the Circo Massimo horrifies me,” Rome mayor Virginia Raggi wrote on Twitter.

“This filth isn’t about supporting a club. It’s not football. I thank police in Rome for their immediate intervention to remove the writing.

Nicola Zingaretti, President of the Lazio Region, added: “Some thugs have used football as a platform for their seedy insults once more.

“The Rome derby must be a moment of great participation, competition, respect and also humour. The rest is just a vile demonstration of ignorance.”

In October 2017, Lazio supporters left images of Frank in a Roma kit and anti-Semitic messages in the Curva Sud at the Olimpico after their win against Cagliari.

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