Greek footballer handed life ban for Nazi salute

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 00:13

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.



First Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 00:13

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