Nazi gestures get British soccer fans 3-year ban from matches

By JTA
January 10, 2016 07:56

Two fans of the Southampton soccer club have been banned from attending English Premier League games for three years for making “fascist salutes” and “racist gestures” at Jewish fans during a recent match.

Thomas Flynn, 22, and Michael Haydon, 23, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive and insulting behavior in a religiously-aggravated public order offense, the Daily Mail Online reported. The men were charged for their behavior at a Dec. 19 Premier League match between Southampton and the the Tottenham Hotspur.Haydon, who had been drinking since morning, and Flynn also reportedly made hissing sounds meant to resemble the sounds of Nazi gas chambers.


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