German federation condemns anti-Semitic incident

The German football federation has condemned an anti-Semitic

incident involving Kaiserslautern’s Israel striker Itay Shechter

and says it will not tolerate such abuse.

A small group of Kaiserslautern fans directed Hitler salutes at

Shechter during Sunday’s practice.

The German football federation’s designated president Wolfgang

Niersbach says such abuse has to be ”nipped in the bud” and ”we

must act decisively.”

The club’s official fan group has apologized for the incident.

The club says fewer than 10 fans were involved and belonged to a

hooligan group banned from games.