Lazio fans were once again involved in racist incidents during the Rome derby amid antisemitic chants and a shirt worn by a Biancocelesti supporter with the writing ‘Hitlerson’ and the No.88 printed on the back.
The President of the Jewish Community in Rome Ruth Dureghello raised the matter with a tweet on Monday.
“An entire Curva doing anti-Semitic chants. A ‘fan’ in the stands with the jersey ‘Hitlerson’ and the No. 88. We are, as always, the only ones to feel outraged and protesting. How is it possible that everyone else keeps turning a blind eye?” she wrote.
It’s not the first time Lazio fans are involved in similar incidents. Their right-wing ultras have often been banned over the last few years.
The last time was on January 4, 2023, when their supporters travelling to Lecce targeted with racist chants several Giallorossi players including Barcelona loanee Samuel Umtiti who left the pitch at the Stadio Via Del Mare in tears.
Lazio’s Curva Nord was closed for the following home match against Empoli and now there will be a new FIGC investigation into the latest incidents in the Derby della Capitale.
Lazio haven’t yet released an official statement about the matter, something they did after the incidents in Lecce at the beginning of the year.