The sport has also experienced outbreaks of racist and anti-Semitic behavior by fans throughout Europe. Fans of teams with large Jewish followings, like Tottenham in England, have experienced opposing fans making hissing sounds, a grotesque emulation of the gas chambers at Nazi concentration camps, during matches. Spurs fans were met by the sounds at a match in Rome and in England against West Ham.
Yeah, I don't see this as an "anti-Nazi" salute.
It doesn't matter whether or not the actual gesture resembles an actual Nazi salute if the purpose of making the gesture is to show support for anti-semitic beliefs. Why is this difficult for people to understand?
If you are going to take my deliberately impersonal and generalized comment personally then please let me assure you I meant any other person on earth than you.
[...] if you’d like your take on the quenelle to go viral, you have to set it up against some interesting backdrop, like a poster of Anne Frank or the front of the Toulouse school where those Jewish kids were shot not too long ago. Whereas the Shoananas, say, merely invites you to pass it along, the quenelle demands that you become part of the play. It’s interactive, and that is what makes it all the more dangerous. And it lives on social media platforms, where it can continue to spread without need for context or qualifications.
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