Greek footballer handed life ban for Nazi salute

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Athens: Greek footballer Giorgos Katidis was on Sunday handed a life ban from playing for his country for giving a Nazi salute during a match.

The midfielder, who plays for AEK Athens, gave a Nazi salute as he was celebrating his winning goal against Veria at the Olympic Stadium.

Later, the Greek football federation unanimously decided that the player be banned for life after a general meeting on Sunday.

The announcement made by the federation said that the action of the player defied common sense and showed disrespect to the victims of Nazi atrocities.