A prosecutor in Thessaloniki ordered an investigation into a video showing a soccer fan forcing a migrant to cross himself and repeat religious prayers in Greek in front of a church.
The investigation will be carried out by the northern city’s anti-racism police unit. Officers were seeking to identify the migrant to get his statement on the incident and to locate the suspect.
The video, which was circulated on social media, shows a Greek man dressed in black telling a migrant man to cross himself and repeat several times the phrase, “Virgin Mary and Jesus, please keep me and my family safe.”
The suspect can also be heard telling the migrant to repeat the sentence, “I will never believe in Allah again,” while looking at the church.