Skip to comments.Life ban from Greece teams for Nazi salute player
Posted on 03/17/2013 10:21:37 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -AEK 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.
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But our athletes are allowed to flash gang signs.
Banned for life?
Their extreme over-reaction shows something about the fears of their elites.
It takes a special kind of stupid to admire Nazis.
Especially in a place like Greece where the Nazis murderd thousands of innocent people.
Only from playing for the Greek national team. Don't know the player, but chances are he wouldn't have been a consideration anyway.
Seems pretty harsh to me too since it lasted all of about 1 second, and then he got swamped by his team.
Good to see a national socialist get p@wned. It hasn’t happened nearly enough of late. These lefty totalitarians deserve any beating they get 10 times over and more.
Seeing as how Germany are the ones that are responsible for a Greece’s problems, at least in the opinion of many Greeks, perhaps it was more of a message to Germany about how Greeks feel about them, rather than his admiration for the Nazis.
You gotta look at it in the context of Golden Dawn, the up-and-coming Greek fascist party.
I don’t know for sure, but I suspect the poor guy has no idea what a Nazi salute was. Seems as a bit of an overreaction to me. JMHO.
yet dog killer and dog torturers can play in the NFL in Amerika
That's what I wondered. Was he just extending his arm and saying YEA?
there is no way he does not know.
considering the famin from the occupation and how much of a universal nightmare nazi occupation was and how dislike of german imposed austerity is tracked to nazism accusation...
“yet dog killer and dog torturers can play in the NFL in Amerika”
So can people who eat cows and pigs (without any sanction at all).
you are nonsensical, smashing dogs to the ground and eating meat have nothing in common
Our President ate dogs.
Oh don’t get me started, there are a lot of positions filled with those who should be disqualified from holding them
“Was he just extending his arm and saying YEA?”
Here is the video. I would say probably not, but have a look for yourself. The punishment does seem a bit extreme, however.
Interesting. What looks like a Nazi salute followed by the black power salute. Or maybe just someone really excited and giving a high salute to the people in the stands. Where are the thought police when you need them?
That was my point. Supporting the Nazis who killed millions of peopleand killing a few dogs also have nothing in common at all.
I think the punishment Michael Vick received was about right. I really don’t have enough information about this guy’s situation to have an informed opinion. He’s 20 - that’s pretty young. I know European sensativities to the Nazis are different than here, but I don’t know what the norm is for punishment in simliar cases. I don’t know if it was his first offense. I don’t know if he was joking around. I don’t know if there were other factors that added significance.
I just don’t see any useful comparison to the Vick case.
"The Bellamy salute is the salute described by Francis Bellamy to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance, which he had authored. During the period when it was used with the Pledge of Allegiance, it was sometimes known as the "flag salute". During the 1920s and 1930s, Italian fascists and Nazis adopted salutes which were similar in form, resulting in controversy over the use of the Bellamy salute in the United States. It was officially replaced by the hand-over-heart salute when Congress amended the Flag Code on December 22, 1942."
does he support the Nazis or was he just being an idiot? I know I was a JAG, one of the idiot lawyers at our intake stopped at the corner and did a Nazi salute but all he meant was that the military was so weird....
“You gotta look at it in the context of Golden Dawn, the up-and-coming Greek fascist party.”
Agree. Greece is still a long way from settling their political and fiscal problems. One likely scenario is that Golden Dawn wins power in an upcoming election then so to block this from happening the Greek military steps in and declares martial law and thereby re-establishes the Junta. Kinda ironic that the creator of democracy has so much difficulty with it....
He was saluting the American flag while saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
It struck me that way too; EXCEPT if this guy had done or said anything in public previously that would ally him with the Nazis. If not, too harsh and he should be given the benefit of the doubt.
Not only does it go back to Ancient Rome, and probably far beyond into the mists of time; but it even has a long (mostly forgotten) history of use in the Good Old U.S. of A.
At a signal from the Principal the pupils, in ordered ranks, hands to the side, face the Flag. Another signal is given; every pupil gives the flag the military salute -- right hand lifted, palm downward, to a line with the forehead and close to it. Standing thus, all repeat together, slowly, I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. At the words, to my Flag, the right hand is extended gracefully, palm upward, toward the Flag, and remains in this gesture till the end of the affirmation; whereupon all hands immediately drop to the side.
From The Youths Companion, 65 (1892): 446447.
Well, my # 28 will teach me to walk away in the middle of posting, then not refresh & read on before finishing my interrupted posting.
I've been known, when faced with a pompous & overly officious petit-bastich, to click my heels, give them a Nazi salute, all while telling them, "yawohl, mein Furher!" Then walking away, sometimes while adding a second, one fingered, salute.
Context is everything.
Adolph appropriated a ancient rite of blessing, turned it toward himself. That method of holding the arm toward him was an ancient Christian form of blessing.
Hitler should not be given the ability to still claim credit for it.
How do we know the lad wasn’t using that blessing which is still used in churches to this day.
yes, exactly and if someone took it to mean support of the Nazis they would have been so wrong
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