Croatia demands action over swastika incident

Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic called for a swift investigation and punishment for the people who imprinted a swastika cross on the pitch at the stadium where Croatia played Italy in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday.
and”This act has inflicted immeasurable damage on the reputation of Croatian citizens and their homeland all over the world. Therefore, we must finally put a stop to such things,and” she said in a statement released on Saturday. Croatia played Italy behind closed doors in Split having been handed a one-match ban for racist chants by their fans in a 5-1 home win over Norway in Zagreb in March.
That followed incidents during a 1-1 draw against Italy in Milan last November when flares were hurled on to the pitch. The swastika sign imposed in the grass at Splitand’s Poljud stadium through a chemical agent days before the kickoff became visible during the match. and”I condemn in the strongest possible terms the swastika on the pitch, Grabar-Kitarovic said.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman