According to an article by the Tvnet news portal in Latvia, Latvian mixed martial arts fighter Edgars Skriveris took to the ring in a competition in Sweden in December of 2016 using the anthem of the so-called Islamic State, reports LETA.

The incident happened at the Battle of Botnia fight show in the Swedish city of Umea in December of 2016, when Skriveris took to the ring using the song Salil al-Sawarim, known as a song which promotes the Islamic State.

A person in the audience who recognized the song then informed event organizers.

Swedish police were also involved, but no charges were made after determining the circumstances of the incident.

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