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Soccer star banned for life after apparent Nazi salute

Oklahoman Published: March 18, 2013

A Greek soccer player has been banned for life from Greece’s national teams after he appeared to give a Nazi salute to supporters during a match, according to The Guardian.

The site reports that AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis, 20, made the alleged salute in celebrating his winning goal in a 2-1 Super League victory over lowly Veria late on Saturday.

Katidis denied he gave a Nazi salute.

“I am not a fascist and would not have done it if I had known what it meant,” he wrote on Twitter.

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H/T: Gawker