Any footballer who scores a goal will celebrate with his teammates, fans, and, on rare occasions, his coach. Some athletes, on the other hand, are known for causing controversy with their celebrations.
Some players make a contentious gesture after scoring, while others taunt opposing fans or simply make obscene motions after scoring.
Celebrities have their own unique festivities.
So, who is this athlete who has been barred from playing for his country for the rest of his life, and how did he celebrate his goal? So, read on to find out.
Giorgos Katidis is a Greek actor.
Katidis is a Greek offensive midfielder who plays for Olympiakos. Katidis last played in the 2018/19 season for FK Pirbham.
The Event and the Celebration
On the 16th of March 2013, Katidis was playing for AEK Athens against Veria and scored the game-winning goal for his club. To commemorate the goal, Katidis removed his jersey and raised his hand in a highly politicized and divisive salute.
When Katidis was celebrating his winning goal against Veria in 2013, he did a Nazi salute, which was widely condemned by the international media.
Katidis' actions were not well received by many lawmakers in his country.
The Nazi Salutation was a salute made by Adolf Hitler's supporters.
The salutation is performed by straightening the right arm from the neck and extending it into the air. The salute is usually delivered with the words "Heil Hitler!"
Wikipedia is the source of this information.
When asked about his celebration, Katidis stated that he was simply dedicating his goal to a colleague in the grandstand, and that he had no idea what the gesture represented.
At the time, Giorgos Katidis' coach said that the player had no knowledge of politics.
Following the incident, the Hellenic Football Federation (Greek Football Federation) unanimously voted to permanently ban Giorgos Katidis from all National Teams. A punishment of €50,000 was also imposed on the midfielder.
Katidis went too far when he celebrated in the manner he did in 2013. Football players are known to imitate each other's celebration styles, but no one wants to do what Katidis did in 2013.
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