Two Italian supporters sentenced for facts dating back to the PSG-Juventus match

Two Italian supporters were sentenced on Tuesday in Paris, one for having made a Nazi salute, the other for having imitated a monkey, inside the Parc des Princes during the match PSG-Juventus on September 6, as part of the first day of the Champions League.

After the posting videos on social networks concerning the square reserved for Juve supporters, four men had been arrested. For two of them, the procedure had been closed without further action, but two others had been sent back to the criminal court of the capital.

On Tuesday, the court sentenced one of them to a fine of 4,000 euros and a two-year stadium ban for giving a Nazi salute to Parisian supporters. The defendant was dismissed for apologizing for a crime against humanity, but the court reclassified the facts, choosing the offense of displaying, in a sports arena, symbols inciting hatred or racial discrimination.

Another supporter, aged 19 at the time of the match, was sentenced for racist insult to a suspended fine of 1,500 euros for having mimicked the attitude of a gorilla, in particular towards a black supporter of the PSG.

The two men were also ordered to pay a symbolic euro in damages and 800 euros in legal fees to two civil party associations, SOS Racisme and the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (Licra).

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