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Croatia apologise for on-pitch swastika in Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy

Jun 13, 2015    

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) has apologised after a swastika symbol was imprinted on the pitch ahead of their Euro 2016 home qualifier against Italy."This is sabotage and a felony. We expect police to identify the perpetrators. This is a disgrace not just for the HNS but for the whole of Croatia," HNS spokesman Tomislav Pacak was quoted as saying by BBC on Friday.The swastika - widely recognised as the symbol of Nazi Germany - was seen during the first half and although the ground staff tried to cover it up at the breather they were unsuccessful. The game ended 1-1. It stil...

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