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Football Australia investigating Nazi salute at A-League derby

Football Australia and NSW Police are investigating a spectator who appeared to perform a Nazi salute during the A-League derby between Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC.

The man, standing in the Wanderers’ active supporter bay at Allianz Stadium, was filmed by Network Ten cameras at full-time in Saturday’s match, which was won 2-1 by Sydney FC.

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Initially the man gives the middle finger toward the camera before quickly turning into the apparent salute.

New laws brought in during 2022 make the gesture illegal in NSW with a maximum jail term of 12 months.

“Officers from Surry Hills Police Area Command are investigating reports of a spectator making an offensive gesture at a sporting event held at Moore Park on Saturday,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“Police are urging anyone who may have information about…

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