Polish city to ban soccer team over fans’ anti-Semitic game

(JTA) — The municipality of Lodz said it would boycott a Polish soccer club due to “the anti-Semitic and offensive behavior” of its fans.

A video uploaded to the fan site of the LKS soccer club, LKSfans.pl, showed fans throwing ninja blades at a picture of a Jew painted on the wall of a sports club run by the Lodz’s Municipal Sport and Recreation Centre. Scrawled on the wall was a slogan asking fans to pay 2 zloty for “three throws at the Jew.”

The city of Lodz has decided “to never rent out the hall again for this type of event,” said Marcin Maslowski, a spokesman for Lodz’s mayor, according to Gazeta Wyborcza.

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