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Greek footballer banned for life over Nazi salute

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-03-17

Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has been banned from playing for the Greek national team for life after he gave a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in a Greek league match on Saturday.

Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has been banned from any Greek national team for life after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in the Greek league.

Greece's football federation said Sunday in a statement that the player's gesture ``is a deep insult to all victims of Nazi brutality.''

The 20-year-old Katidis gave a Nazi salute after scoring the winner in AEK's 2-1 victory over Veria on Saturday. His action provoked an immediate and overwhelmingly negative response on social media.

Katidis apologized on TV and Twitter, pleading ignorance about the meaning of the salute. AEK and the Greek league are also considering separate sanctions.

AEK could also be penalized.

Hardcore AEK fans have issued a statement demanding Katidis' dismissal from the team.

Katidis has played for Greek junior teams.

(AP)

Date created : 2013-03-17

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