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Greek footballer Giorgos Katidis says he had no idea he was giving a Nazi salute

by | 18th, March 2013

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GREEK footballer Giorgos Katidis, who plays for AEK Athens, says he never gave a Nazi salute during his side’s 2-1 Greek Super League victory over Veria.

The Greek football federation disagreed. They called it an insult to “all the victims of Nazi bestiality”.

But Katidis says he’s innocent. He tweets:

“I am not a fascist and would not have done it if I had known what it meant.”

AEK’s German coach Ewald Lienen adds:

“He is a young kid who does not have any political ideas. He most likely saw such a salute on the internet or somewhere else and did it without knowing what it means.”

Had he watched another video, he could just as easily have pretended to have been a teapot short and stout, done the YMCA dance or invaded Poland. It could happen to anyone…

Sill. The lad can always become the next manager of Swindon Town.



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