November 26, 2020

Football fan sentenced for antisemitic messages

The Antwerp Criminal Court condemned the supporter of a football club at the beginning of November for antisemitic messages published on Facebook before a match, announced on Wednesday the interfederal center for equal opportunities Unia, which had brought civil action .

The man was convicted of disseminating ideas based on racial superiority or racial hatred and of inciting hatred or violence. The day before a game, he called on Facebook to sing "a controversial song" and hateful reactions to Jews were posted under his post. The supporter had already been the subject of a report in 2018 for making a Hitler salute during a match.

He received a 50-hour community service sentence.

Source: m.lavenir