Inter and Italy wing-back Cristiano Biraghi is the centre of controversy after his shin-pads seemed to depict Fascist symbols.
The player received treatment during last night’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona and pulled down his sock to reveal his shin-pads.
Social media users were quick to point out the presence of seemingly Fascist symbols, as a flame with the green, white and red colours of the Italian flag was the icon of the MSI party, the new-Fascist political movement.
This has also the face of a Roman soldier wearing his battle helmet.
It has the Latin inscription ‘Vae Victis’ – beware those who are conquered – with Roman symbolism around it, again a phrase associated with Fascism.
Biraghi has a large chest tattoo with Vae Victis, Roman soldiers and some images of Ancient Roman architecture.
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