VIENNA, Austria — Austrian soccer giant Rapid Vienna has launched an internal probe into club supporters chanting anti-Semitic slogans during a reserve team game this week.
A small group among the several hundred spectators were filmed shouting “Jewish pigs” after Rapid II lost 2-1 against arch rival Austria Vienna in Tuesday evening’s clash.
A video of the incident was posted on social media networks including Facebook.
Rapid described the behavior as “unforgivable,” saying it “trampled on the club’s values and principles.”
“Anyone who is found to have joined in these insults will be immediately banned from SK Rapid events,” the club said in a statement sent to AFP.
Rapid is Austria’s most successful club historically with a record 32 league titles, the last one dating back to 2007-08.
The club is currently in sixth place in the league.