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Nazi-saluting soccer fan slapped with two-year ban as police investigate

A spectator who performed a Nazi salute at last month’s Sydney A-League derby has been banned from attending matches for two years and could yet be subject to criminal charges.

Football Australia says it has concluded an investigation into the incident after broadcast cameras captured the man – who has been identified as a well-known member of the Western Sydney Wanderers’ main active support group, the Red and Black Bloc – making the gesture at Allianz Stadium on April 13.

A man appears to give a Nazi salute at the Sydney A-League derby last month.Credit: Channel 10

“As the governing body of football in Australia, we hold a firm stance against any form of racist and/or anti-social behaviour,” an FA spokesperson said.

“The actions of this individual not only breached the A-League Terms of Admission and our Spectator Code of Behaviour but fundamentally contradicted the…

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