This startling image shows how a group Steaua Bucuresti ultras placed a huge banner reading ‘White Lives Matter’ across a World War I in Romania.
The banner was erected at the Heroes’ Cross on Mount Cairaman monument on Caraiman Peak n the Bucegi Mountains in southern Romania by a group of around 20 CSA Steaua Bucuresti ultras from the Peluza Sud (South Stand) group.
The banner reads ‘White Lives Matter’ and the photo was posted to a Steaua fan page.
White Lives Matter has become a slogan used by far-right groups in the face of worldwide protests for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The fan page wrote: “On 28th June 1914, a spark would trigger the greatest conflict known to mankind until then: the First World War. The commemorative cross of the Romanian Heroes, initiated by King Ferdinand I and Queen Maria, is one of the symbols of national unity, of the sacrifice for their accomplishment and a tribute to the heroes who sacrificed their lives in the First World War.
“On 28th June 2020, the Peluza Sud was at the Heroes’ Cross on Mount Caraiman and paid tribute to the heroes who fought for the reunification of the Romanian Nation.”
CSA Steaua Bucuresti play in the fourth league after a separate club named SC Fotbal Club FCSB SA was formed in 2003 when the club’s legal status was changed.
The parent club (ASA Bucuresti) reactivated its football section and entered it into the 2017–18 season of Liga IV, the fourth tier of the Romanian Championship.
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