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Sport Sudanese football fans taunt rivals with huge Hitler head and Holocaust banner

11:51  07 december  2017
11:51  07 december  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Video: Sudanese soccer lovers taunt competitors with Hitler , ‘ HOLOCAUST ’ banners . Supporters of Sudanese football club Al-Hilal Omdurman held up letters spelling out the word holocaust and a giant banner depicting Adolf Hitler 's head during a match against local rivals

  Sudanese football fans taunt rivals with huge Hitler head and Holocaust banner © Provided by ABC Grandstand A Sudanese football club is under investigation after its fans displayed a giant banner of Adolf Hitler at a derby clash last month.

Hardcore fans of Al-Hilal Omdurman taunted their fiercest rivals with a giant banner depicting Hitler's head as well as holding up letters spelling out the word Holocaust.

A-Hilal ultras supporter group, the Blue Lions, claimed responsibility for the banners during the November 25 fixture, saying they were meant in a mocking tone.

The side's local rivals Al-Merrikh represent a district once considered home to Sudan's small Jewish community.

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Hardcore fans of Al-Hilal Omdurman taunt their fiercest rivals with a giant banner depicting Adolf Hitler 's head as well as holding up letters spelling out the word Holocaust .

Supporters of Sudanese football club Al-Hilal Omdurman held up letters spelling out the word holocaust and a giant banner depicting Adolf Hitler 's head during a match against local rivals Al-Merrikh, which represents a district home to Sudan 's small Jewish community.

The sides are based in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. The match was the title-deciding fixture of the season, which Al-Hilal won 2-0 to claim the championship.

Al-Hilal said on its Facebook page it had been fined 40,000 Sudanese pounds ($8,000) and the ultras had been banned from the first match of next season.

The UK-based football anti-discrimination network FARE said it was investigating the incident, which it called "a gruesome first for sub-Saharan Africa".

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Sudanese football ultras unveiled a vile banner of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler before spelling out “ Holocaust ” at a recent match, using pyrotechnics The Holocaust was the World War II genocide in which Nazi Germany, under Hitler ’s rule, attempted to systematically exterminate the Jewish people

FIFA is also investigating the incident, according to the Middle East Eye.

"Al-Hilal Football Club strongly condemns this incident, and we would like here to stress our keen commitment to the values of peace, love and coexistence," said club secretary General Hassan Ali Issa in a statement.

"We question how this banner was allowed to enter the stadium and the roles of the organisational committee and the police force who were tasked to inspect the stadium and the fans as they entered the stadium."

Despite that, the club posted a video of the banners on its Facebook page.

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