RACIST INCIDENTS DURING UEFA CUP MATCH

30.09.2005
Krakow

On 29 September, during the second (revange) UEFA Cup qualification match between Wisla Krakow and Vitoria Guimaraes racist fans of the Polish team hung a banner on a fence with the symbol of Celtic cross (a racist symbol of white power) with the picture of the hooligan on it and the sentence: "Fanatics of the White Star" (White Star is a nickname of Wisla Krakow). The same flag was hanging on Krakow's Wisła stadium during Champions League qualification game between Wisła and Panathinaikos - 9 August. At the match against Victoria the racist fans of Wisla displayed also a banner with a “Confederation” symbol used by the racist south during the XIX-century civil war in the United States.Nowadays the symbol is used, among other groups, by the Ku Klux Klan. The flag appeared a few times before, usually during home league matches of Wisla Krakow.