ESPN has reported that UEFA will undergo an investigation to whether Croatian fans had Nazi-style banners in Vienna during the Turkey quarterfinal match. They will also breakdown Croatian chants that were sung during the game to hear if any religous or war-related material was aimed at the Turk supporters.
Now, I did not see any banners of ‘Nazi-style’ in the stadium of what they showed on television, but once again I was not there in person even though I know what to look for. I would also like UEFA to define ‘Nazi-style’ for me. Sure Croatia doesn’t have the best-mannered fans- the world knows that already. And yes our fans have done some pretty silly stuff. Example: Tearing out seats from the stadium and throwing them at Maltese police after a 1-1 draw in Malta in 2005.
It’s called trash talk UEFA. Every fan in the world of any team has taken part in it. That’s probably the best part of being a fan. TALKING TRASH! And sure UEFA’s motto during this year was ‘Say no to Racism’, but I’d like to know exactly what they come up with in this little investigation that they have for our fans every single tournament.
But the person to ask is Denis, who was there in the flesh. So when he gets this I hope he fills us in on the details. In the meantime, I want to hear from you guys to see what you all have to say about this shallacking on Croatian fans.