Argentine Jewish group to file complaint after soccer fans’ antisemitic chants

Villa Maipú, Buenos Aires
- Argentina’s largest Jewish collective said on Thursday it would file a complaint after some soccer fans chanted antisemitic slurs in the streets of Buenos Aires ahead of a match.

The chants happened before a second division clash on Tuesday between fiery Buenos Aires rivals Atlanta, a team historically linked to Argentina’s Jewish community, and Atlético Chacarita Juniors.

“We will present in court videos that are circulating in which chants with antisemitic content uttered by fans of Club Atletico Chacarita Juniors were registered,” said the Delegation of Argentine Israeli Associations (DAIA).

The chant sung by around 1,000 fans that were unable to enter the Chacarita stadium due to coronavirus restrictions was: “Here comes Chaca in the street, killing Jews to make soap.”

DAIA said it wanted authorities to investigate “a possible crime” against Argentina’s anti-discrimination laws.

“The episode is an incitement to violence, to persecution, to hate, and represents a threat against the Jewish community as a whole, as well as other collectives vulnerable to discrimination,” said DAIA.

The match itself, won 1-0 by Atlanta, was typically brutal with four people sent off.
Source: infobae