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  11/23/2012, Kislev 9, 5773

Anti-Semitism Linked to Soccer Violence in Rome


Two hardline "ultra" supporters with connections to the AS Roma soccer club have been arrested and charged with attempted murder, following a violent assault on a group of fans of Tottenham from the English Premier League, early Thursday morning in Rome, it was reported Friday by Agence France PresseAround 10 Tottenham supporters were injured in the attack on a pub.

It has emerged that the attack may have been carried out by a far right group with anti-Semitic leanings. Tottenham has long had an association with the Jewish community in London and eyewitnesses reported hearing anti-Semitic insults during the attack.