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Football: Dortmund ban right-wing fan until 2020

Published on Feb 25, 2014 10:40 PM
 

BERLIN (AFP) - Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday banned an extreme right-wing supporter from their football ground until 2020, after he used a Nazi greeting during a minute's silence before Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Hamburg.

The supporter was ejected from Hamburg's Imtech Arena by stewards after shouting "Sieg heil!" during the silence to honour Hamburg's former physiotherapist Hermann Rieger, who died last week.

Hamburg gave the supporter the maximum three-year ban from all stadiums in Germany, but Borussia went a step further by banning him from their Westfalenstadion until June 30, 2020.

In a statement, last season's Champions League finalists thanked Hamburg for their "good co-operation" in dealing with the incident and said they would use "all available means" against racism and discrimination.

 
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