Report: Chelsea fans go on rampage in Paris, make Nazi salutes

Hooligans shout racist abuse, make "sieg heil" salutes before Champions League soccer match.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 3, 2014 11:18
1 minute read.
chelsea soccer

Paris St Germain's Christophe Jallet (L) challenges Chelsea's Eden Hazard during their Champions League quarter-final first leg soccer match at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, April 2, 2014.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again



Fans of the Chelsea soccer team went on a rampage in central Paris, making Nazi salutes and vandalizing stores before a match with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night, according to a report in The Guardian.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Dozens of drunk fans were seen rioting in tourist areas, shouting racist abuse and making Nazi salutes before attacking Paris Saint-Germain fans and throwing bottles at nearby cafe-goers.
Security authorities said around 100 hooligans from each side had been "looking for each other" with the aim of causing trouble since Tuesday evening but had been kept apart by police, the Guardian reported.

French media raised concerns about possible violence earlier in the week. The website Spacefoot.com said about 300 of the expected 2,200 Chelsea fans had been flagged by police as "potentially dangerous."

In another incident of anti-Semitic gestures in the soccer world, West Bromwich Albion footballer Nicolas Anelka - a former player for both Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain - was charged by the English Football Association in January for making the controversial "quenelle" salute during a match.

While its creator, French comedian M'Bala M'Bala Dieudonne calls it "anti-establishment," the gesture is widely regarded as anti-Semitic. The FA charged Anelka under Rule E3 for "making an abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper gesture."



Related Content

Joan Rivers
August 28, 2014
Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery

By JPOST.COM STAFF