England soccer team to remember Holocaust at 2012 Euro Cup
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
September 20, 2011 06:10
The English national soccer team will take part in a ceremony remembering Jewish
victims of the Holocaust if it qualifies for the European Cup jointly held in
Poland and Ukraine next year, a British lawmaker said on Monday. Member of
Parliament John Mann told participants at a gathering of lawmakers condemning
anti- Semitism in Kiev that the Football Association had agreed to take part in
the initiative last week.
“There is now a good chance that England will
qualify,” said the Labor party member representing Nottinghamshire.
have agreed with the England football team that the team will take part in a
ceremony or laying a plaque – probably in Poland where the team will be based –
on the site of a Jewish grave to signify their commitment to the future of
remembering the Holocaust.”
Mann urged other national teams to follow
suit and commemorate the Holocaust during the tournament.
currently tops group G in the qualifiers with a significant lead over its