A Greek soccer player has been banned for life from playing for his country after he gave a Nazi  salute while celebrating a goal.
Greece's soccer federation said that the AEK Athens midfielder's gesture was "a deep insult to all victims of Nazi brutality," News.com.au reports.
According to the report, Katidis pleaded ignorance of the meaning of his gesture, right arm extended and hand straightened.
He claimed on his Twitter account he detested fascism.
AEK and the Greek league are considering separate sanctions, the report said.
AEK fans have demanded Katidis' dismissal from the team, it added. (ANI )