Lazio summoned to hearing over Anne Frank stickers

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Lazio's Marco Parolo wears a t-shirt with an image of Anne Frank and reading in Italian "No to Anti-semitism" prior to the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Bologna at the Renato Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy. The Italian football federation has called up Lazio to a hearing following the shocking scenes of anti-Semitism from the Serie A club's supporters last month. After their team’s victory over Cagliari on Oct. 22, Lazio fans littered the Stadio Olimpico in Rome with images of Anne Frank, the young diarist who died in the Holocaust, wearing a jersey of city rival Roma. The FIGC says there was a "clear anti-Semitic intent" and that it "constituted discriminatory behavior."  (Giorgio Benvenuti/ANSA via AP)

ROME (AP) The Italian football federation has ordered Lazio to attend a disciplinary hearing after shocking displays of anti-Semitism by the Serie A club’s supporters last month.

After their team’s victory over Cagliari on Oct. 22, Lazio fans littered the Stadio Olimpico in Rome with images of Anne Frank – the young diarist who died in the Holocaust – wearing a jersey of city rival Roma.

The FIGC announced the hearing on Tuesday. It says there was a ”clear anti-Semitic intent” and that it ”constituted discriminatory behavior.”

There was worldwide outrage after the incident and a criminal investigation is underway.

A passage from Frank’s diary was read out at all soccer matches in Italy the following week, while there was also a minute of silence before they kicked off to promote Holocaust remembrance.