Player cited for Fascist salute at Marzabotto (2)

Accused of apology for Fascism at site of Nazi massacre

Player cited for Fascist salute at Marzabotto  (2)

Bologna, November 15 - Eugenio Maria Luppi, a player for amateur soccer team '65 Futa' who did a Fascist salute and unveiled a T-shirt with a Fascist eagle symbol after scoring in the northern town of Marzabotto, near Bologna, has been reported to prosecutors by Carabinieri police, sources said Wednesday. Marzabotto was the site of a Nazi massacre during World War II. The player is accused of apology for Fascism, a criminal offence, sources said. The Carabinieri have prepared a report on the player's conduct and seized the T-shirt. The case follows the international outrage caused by some Lazio fans using mocked-up images of Anne Frank in an AS Roma shirt for anti-Semitic insults of fans their city rivals.

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