At the same time in the second largest greek city, Thessaloniki, people were commemorating the Holocaust and the loss of nearly all it’s Jewish population* at the hands of the Nazis. Meanwhile in Veroia, a city not that far from Thessaloniki, at a football match between the local club Veroia and AEK, a 20 year old midfielder from AEK Athens, @GiwrgosKatidis, celebrated his own goal the following way… Took his shirt off and ran towards his team’s fans, stood opposite them and gave them a nazi salute!
Quote of the player: “I celebrated this way to encourage our fans to back us up. For me that gesture means nothing. It was a celebration that is associated with the specific party Golden Dawn and I did it to boost fans celebrations”!!
It’s seems to us that @GiwrgosKatidis isn’t aware of the history of the club he plays for. Everyone knows in greece that AEK is a migrants team that takes pride in this single fact.
Watch the video of the whole thing here.
*Out of 46,091 Jews deported by the nazis to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Thessaloniki only 1,950 survived.