German soccer fans investigated for wearing Ku Klux Klan-style hoods
BERLIN (Reuters) – Police are investigating a gaggle of soccer followers in japanese Germany who celebrated their membership’s victory by marching via city in Ku Klux Klan-style hoods.
After FC Energie Cottbus received promotion to the third-tier of the German league on Sunday, a gaggle of followers, their faces coated with hoods resembling these worn by the U.S. white supremacist group, marched holding a purple banner with “The rise of the evil ones”, written in gothic script.
The soccer membership known as the followers’ conduct “inhumane, repugnant and on no account tolerable,” and stated they confronted a life-long ban from its video games if recognized.
“We’re deeply saddened by the truth that a number of folks, via their actions, spoiled the enjoyment of victory and broken the picture of tens of 1000’s of Energie followers and the membership,” it stated in a press release.
Using extreme-right symbols has specific sensitivity within the metropolis of 100,000 close to the Polish border the place tensions between far-right supporters and refugees escalated earlier this 12 months after Syrian youngsters had been detained over two knife assaults.
Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Modifying by Robin Pomeroy