Ultras of Italian football club SS Lazio reacted to readings from Anne Frank’s diary by singing a fascist Italian song before their game at Bologna on Wednesday.
A portion of away fans defiantly sang "Me ne frego", which translates as “I don’t give a damn”, as passages from the diary Jewish Holocaust victim Anne Frank were read before the game. "Me ne frego" also became a popular slogan in fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini, whose name appears in the lyrics.
The readings from Anne Frank’s diary were part of a series of actions in response to Lazio ultra stickers depicting her wearing a jersey of arch rivals AS Roma left at Stadio Olympico, which the two clubs share in the Italian capital, last weekend. The stickers were accompanied by anti-Semitic slogans.