The soccer world has seen its fair share of racist moments over the course of the last few years. But even with those moments in mind, the latest one involving the Croatian soccer team is pretty shocking.

The UEFA just docked Croatia a point in their Euro 2016 qualifying group and fined them for playing a match against Italy last month with a swastika painted on their field. Croatian officials aren't sure how it got there, but they believe that someone used a chemical on the field 24 to 48 hours before the match in order to get it to show up while the match was going on. They also claim that they tried everything they could to remove the swastika during the match but that they couldn't remove it completely.

Here is the apology that Croatia issued a short time ago:

Wild.

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[via The Guardian]

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