Di Canio banned and fined for facist salute

December 19, 2005
ROME, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Lazio's Paolo Di Canio has been banned for one game and fined 10,000 euros ($12,000) for making a raised-arm salute in a match earlier this month, the Italian Football League's disciplinary committee announced on Monday.

The 37-year-old striker, who made the fascist salute during the 2-1 Serie A defeat at Livorno on Dec. 11, will now miss Lazio's trip to Lecce on Wednesday.

The gesture was attacked by politicians, players, fans and Jewish groups in ...

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