Lyon fan who did Nazi salute during Manchester City clash faces life ban
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Lyon fan who did Nazi salute during Manchester City clash faces life ban

French club to take action after footage emerged of a supporter performing the offensive gesture at the Ethihad

Screenshot from video on twitter shows the Lyon fan making the Nazi salute
Screenshot from video on twitter shows the Lyon fan making the Nazi salute

Lyon will ban for life a fan seen making an apparent Nazi salute after the French side’s Champions League victory at Manchester City.

Video footage has emerged of a supporter making the gesture at the Etihad Stadium amid celebrations following Wednesday’s 2-1 success.

Lyon have issued a statement saying they intend to take firm action.

The statement read: “Olympique Lyonnais has seen a video that has circulated on social networks. The supporter in question is being identified by the services of Olympique Lyonnais.

“As soon as he is identified, he will be excluded for life at Groupama Stadium and travel for club matches.”

Lyon claimed their shock victory in the Group F encounter after first-half goals from Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir. Bernardo Silva pulled one back for City after the break but it was not enough for the hosts.

Watch a clip of the Nazi saluting fan here:

Last week, the Premier League champions were led out of the tunnel on Saturday by two elderly Jewish mascots.

Vera Cohen, 102, and younger sister Olga Halon, 98, who have been season ticket holders at the club since 1930, walked out with the players at The Etihad stadium as they saw their side beat Fulham 3-0.

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