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A portion of away fans defiantly sang “Me ne frego”, which translates as “I don’t give a damn”, as passages from the diary Jewish Holocaust victim Anne Frank were read before the game. “Me ne frego” also became a popular slogan in fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini, whose name appears in the lyrics.
The readings from Anne Frank’s diary were part of a series of actions in response to Lazio ultra stickers depicting her wearing a jersey of arch rivals AS Roma left at Stadio Olympico, which the two clubs share in the Italian capital, last weekend. The stickers were accompanied by anti-Semitic slogans.
Rome police later announced it had identified the 16 fans – 3 of them minors – responsible for the offensive material, each face charges of instigation to racial hatred, carrying a sentence of up to 4 years …