AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis banned for five matches and fined

Giorgos Katidis: Further punishments for AEK Athens midfielder

AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has been banned for five matches by the Greek Football Federation (EPO) after his Nazi-salute goal celebration.

The 20-year-old has also been fined 1,000 euros and forbidden to enter any sports stadiums, although the suspension is only symbolic as he has already been banned by his club until the end of the Super League season.

In an earlier hearing, Katidis was handed a lifetime international ban by the EPO for making the gesture after scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 Super League victory over Veria last month.

"AEK Athens footballer Giorgos Katidis is disqualified for five matches, banned from entering sports stadia for three months and is ordered to pay a fine of 1,000 euros due to the incidents in the Super League match AEK-Veria," the EPO said in a statement.

Katidis, who has apologised and called his actions "totally unacceptable", had already asked to be dropped from AEK's first team.