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Juventus Fans Investigated by UEFA for Allegedly Making Racist, Antisemitic Gestures

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UEFA is investigating Juventus fans who traveled to Parc des Princes for Tuesday’s Champions League game and allegedly participated in racist and antisemitic behavior.

Four individuals were also arrested.

In accordance with Reuters, social media marketing footage seemed to show some Juventus fans “making Nazi salutes and monkey gestures” during Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-1 victory.

“Relative to Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding allegations of discriminatory behaviour by Juventus supporters,” UEFA said in a statement.

Are you aware that arrests, Paris police released a statement saying, “Four individuals were identified by video and arrested yesterday evening [Tuesday] by the authorities for public incitement to racial hatred in a sports venue, on the occasion of the PSG-Juve soccer match.”

On the field, Paris Saint-Germain captured the Group H opener thanks in large part to individual brilliance by Kylian Mbappe.

The 23-year-old star scored two goals in the initial half, which organized despite a second-half goal from Weston McKennie on the other hand.

Paris Saint-Germain will face Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Champions League on Sept. 14, while Juventus plays Benfica on a single date. Benfica leads Group H after one game because of its 2-0 victory over Maccabi Haifa.

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