More pro-fascist incidents in Croatian stadiums

Another incident where pro-fascist sentiment was expressed took place in a sporting venue in Croatia over the weekend, this time in the town of Split.

Source: B92, Tanjug

During a game of the country's top football competition there, the crowd resorted to singing "disgraceful chants" in order to express its support for Croatian national team player Josip Šimunić, the media are reporting.

The website says that "the entire Poljud stadium was reverberating with shouts of 'For home(land) - ready!'," and that this was accompanied by applause.

This greeting was used during the era of the WW2 fascist Independent State of Croatia (NDH) entity and its Ustasha regime, that was responsible for running death camps, including Jasenovac - the places of mass murder of Serbs, Jews, and Roma.

Šimunić himself shouted the greeting after a World Cup qualifier in Zagreb last week, prompting FIFA to reportedly launch an investigation into the incident.

The crowd in Split over the weekend also chanted, "Let's go, let's go, Ustashas,", and "To battle, to battle." The Zagreb-based website reports that Hajduk Split, the club that hosted the match, "could now face rigorous penalties."


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