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April 28, 2003
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Czech soccer authorities fined the Sparta Prague team $3,000 after fans shouted racist and anti- Semitic slogans during a recent match. During the match, Sparta fans were told to take down banners about the other team, Slavia Prague, which read “Jude Slavia,” or “Jews Slavia” — and which the locals did not intend as a compliment. A spokesman for Slavia Prague said the epithet probably stemmed from the commonly held belief that the club was founded by Jewish bankers 110 years ago.

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