Report: German police investigating anti Semitic incidents

By JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
February 27, 2012 20:07

 
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The German police opened an investigation following an outbreak of anti-Semitism and racism incidents during the training of the Bundesleage 1. FC Kaiserslautern on Sunday, German public broadcasting corporation SWR reported Monday.

Israeli FCK soccer player Itay Shechter was targeted with anti-Semitic statements, and two stadium visitors reportedly welcomed the FCK soccer players with a Hitler salute.

A police spokesman said the elements of the offense probably fall under the category of incitement to hate, according to the report. The soccer club asked the authorities and police to strongly pursue the matter and evaluate the criminal aspects. The FCK called on the approximately 300 participants who were present on Sunday to help with the investigation.

The police, who were present on the game, did not eject the participants due to "deescalation reasons."

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