Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.


Greek footballer receives lifetime ban over Nazi salute

17.03.2013 17:13

AEK Athens’ player Giorgos Katidis has been banned for life from playing for any national teams by Greece's soccer federation. The punishment followed his alleged Nazi salute given to fans to celebrate his winning goal in a domestic game.

View full story

Comments (67) Sort by: Highest rating Oldest first Newest first

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 21:14

"AEK's German coach Ewald Lienen backed Katidis". This statement speaks to the return of fascism


Zbyszek Rydzak 17.03.2013 21:10

The Greek soccer federation should get their lifetime ban for stupidity.

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 20:38

So...he was saluting ancient romans? Idiots. Now he can dedicate to nazism full time byebye football

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 20:35

I remembered a naz i salute being made in the UK during the Olympics that person never got banned

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 20:10

How people can get so worked up over a hand gesture is beyond me. Time for the public to mature.

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 20:09

what if entire football team give a Roman Salute then what all of them would dismissed ? Stupid !!!

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 20:08

The gesture in ancient Rome for "Hail Ceasar" also I think.

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 20:07

I think he didn't know what he was doing.. People need to chill

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 19:55

One must laugh at Ewald Lienen's lame defence of this player. It is shocking but not suprising!

Anonymous user 17.03.2013 19:51

"caucasian white" does not exist. tragicaly, post-CCCP Russians want to be Western "Caucasian/whit e"

Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or



Show password


or Register

Request a new password


or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:


or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile



New password

Retype new password

Current password