OM-Atalanta: fascist salute and monkey mime, Italian supporters sadly shine in Marseille

OM-Atalanta: fascist salute and monkey mime, Italian supporters sadly shine in Marseille
OM-Atalanta: fascist salute and monkey mime, Italian supporters sadly shine in Marseille

In a city called Bergamo, the fans have probably not all understood that the 21st century is already well underway… Before the Europa League semi-final first leg between Marseille and Atalanta at the Vélodrome stadium, Italian fans , whose bad reputation often extends beyond the borders of the Alps, have once again distinguished themselves by unequivocal gestures with hints of racism and xenophobia.

In images posted on the social network X (formerly Twitter) by a Marseille supporter, we could see an Italian fan clearly miming a monkey. According to him, other Atalanta supporters then followed.

Another supporter present at the Vélodrome highlighted the image of an Italian performing a fascistic salute from the top of the parking lot reserved for visitors.

Nearly 2,800 Italians made the trip to Bouches-du-Rhône and in the context of an emergency Vigipirate attack, nearly 1,000 police officers and gendarmes were deployed around the stadium, but also in the city center and the public transport.

In the afternoon, Bergamo fans were gathered near the port of Joliette before being escorted to the stadium in buses, as is the usual process for visiting teams.

This season other incidents have polluted the stands of French stadiums. In October, in Marseille, Lyonnais had already performed Nazi salutes. In April, at the Parc des Princes, FC Barcelona supporters were caught performing the same type of salutes and also imitating monkeys.

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