Andrea Abodi, Minister for Sport, has shared his thoughts on the upcoming Roma derby in Serie A at the sidelines of the Master Sbs diploma ceremony. According to him, there is a risk of antisemitism during the match and beyond, not just during the game. “The danger is always there, not only during the match. Especially nowadays, we see that the danger is present in the cities, with behaviors and writings, so there is a cultural issue that evidently needs to be overcome,” he said. “We thought it was a topic that we could leave behind, but instead it’s a topic that needs to be addressed and systematically supervised, investing in culture, education, information, working in schools, and intervening where necessary to prevent or at least not allow a sense of normality or impunity.” These words highlight the need for a comprehensive approach to preventing antisemitism, not just within football but in wider society.