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Italian Media’s Reaction To Lazio Defeat And Nazi Salutes

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All in all, Thursday night was a good night for football in Glasgow.

Celtic came out with the three points in a tense game against Lazio thanks to an 89th minute winner from Christopher Jullien, and Neil Lennon’s men remain top of Group E for the time being after three games.

The game went smoothly, without any real incidents, but it’s what happened before that caught the eye of many newspapers.

On their way to Celtic Park, a number of Lazio fans were spotted making what have been described as ‘fascist salutes’.

Both Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport call them that in their reports of the incident, with the former claiming ‘thirty Lazio supporters made them’, while the latter said that ‘when the procession started towards the stadium, along Buchanan Street, several Lazio ultras let themselves go to the fascist salute’.

They explain the gestures were picked up by Scottish Sun reports and describe how there is ‘extreme attention in the United Kingdom to the issue of racism and political propaganda within the stadiums’, especially after what happened with the England national team over in Bulgaria.

However, they end by making it clear that ‘at the stadium, nothing happened and this counts for UEFA’.

Il Tempo, a local newspaper, don’t even mention them, but Il Messaggero, another Rome based outlet, do, and they seem to try and play everything down.

 

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Source: Italian reaction to Lazio fans’ ‘fascist salutes’ in Glasgow ahead of Celtic clash – A mixed response – Sport Witness

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