Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Netherlands: Dutch Football Sued for "Jew" Chants

A Dutch non-profit organization trying to raise awareness on cultural bias against Jewish people wants the national football association KNVB to pay a fine for every match where chants for or against “Jews” can be heard throughout the crowd. The organization, Stichting Bestrijding Antisemitisme (Foundation for the Fight against Anti-Semitism) will ask a court in Utrecht on Friday to fine KNVB €1 million for each instance where the association took no action against antisemitism, reports the Algemeen Dagblad. 
The cup final between PEC Zwolle and Ajax, in which chants from supporters of both teams had the word “Jew” in the lyrics, is part of the reason for the latest summary proceedings.

More: NL Times (and though there's no possible connection between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, the editors of this article decided to illustrate it with an Israeli flag)

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