AMSTERDAM (Dec. 28)
Four fans of a Rotterdam soccer team have been fined the equivalent of $75 to $200 each for shouting anti-Semitic epithets during a match played last March.
The fans, supporters of the Feyenoord soccer club, also were barred from attending six consecutive matches of their favorite team. To make sure they abide by the orders of the Amsterdam district court, they are required to report to the Rotterdam police while the games are in progress.
The incident occurred during a match between Feyenoord and the Amsterdam soccer team, Ajax. The fans shouted “Van Thijn, Jewish swine.” Ed Van Thijn, who is of Jewish origin, is the mayor of Amsterdam.