Polish city to ban soccer team over fans’ anti-Semitism

Officials in Lodz pledge not to rent space to group whose members played a ‘game’ of throwing blades at a painting of a Jew

JTA — The municipality of Lodz said it would boycott a Polish soccer club due to “the anti-Semitic and offensive behavior” of its fans.

A video uploaded to the fan site of the LKS soccer club,, showed fans throwing ninja blades at a picture of a Jew painted on the wall of a sports club run by the Lodz Municipal Sport and Recreation Center. Scrawled on the wall was a slogan asking fans to pay 2 zloty for “three throws at the Jew.”

The city of Lodz has decided “to never rent out the hall again for this type of event,” said Marcin Maslowski, a spokesman for Lodz’s mayor, according to Gazeta Wyborcza.

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