Top 10 Twitter Reactions To Giorgos Katidis’ Nazi Salute & Lifetime Ban

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Fatimah Mazhar
Giorgos Katidis was given a lifetime ban from ALL national teams by the Greek soccer federation after he celebrated his 2-1 victory by making a Nazi salute to fans in the Athens Olympic Stadium.

Giorgos Katidis was given a lifetime ban from ALL national teams by the Greek soccer federation after he celebrated his 2-1 victory by making a Nazi salute to fans in the Athens Olympic Stadium.

The 20-year-old player apologized for the ‘stupidity of his act’ and said that AEC was not to be blamed for his ‘mistake’. AEK German coach Ewald Lienen backed the young player saying that Katidis probably saw the salute somewhere over the internet and didn’t know what it actually meant.

Read More: AEK's Katidis Apologizes For Nazi Salute

Even though the player pleaded ignorance and said he was not a fascist or racist, a large number of people think that what he did was absolutely unacceptable and that the ban is justified. People took to social media websites, especially Twitter, and expressed their anger over the matter:

10- Some Think He Is A ‘Retard’ For Not Knowing About The Salute:

9- People support the ban:

8- No One Wants To Be In His Place Right Now:

7: People Also Think He Was Trying To Seek Attention:

6- His ‘did-not-know’ excuse doesn’t mean anything. Something like Holocaust and the Nazi occupation cannot be ‘not known’ by anyone.

5- No Excuse!

4- Is He That Innocent? (Or Maybe Foolish):

3- His claims that he isn’t a fascist or a racist are not convincing at all:

2- Crime Against Humanity:

1- This one goes way too deep:

So these were the top ten reactions from Twitter to Katidis’ Nazi salute.

There are people who think what he did might have actually been unintentional and that the lifetime ban is a bit too harsh for a celebratory gesture, but there are too little of them. Do tell us what you think about the whole matter in the comments section.

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