31 August 2012
Soccer fans have insulted Vienna community rabbi Shlomo Hofmeister, giving him the ‘Hitler salute’, the Austrian news platform ‘Die Jüdische’ reports. Policemen present at the scene did not intervene, despite repeated calls by the rabbi to do so and an Austrian law which bans public support for the Nazis and their policies. Rabbi Hofmeister said he would lodge a complaint with Vienna police.
The incident happened before the return match of Rapid Wien against the Greek team of Paok Saloniki. During the first match in Thessaloniki hast week, supporters of both teams rioted.
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