Soc­cer­fan banned­for Nazi salute

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY MAR­CUS DYSCH

A FOOT­BALL fan who gave a Nazi salute and pro­moted the English De­fence League has been banned from foot­ball matches for three years.

Lin­coln City sup­porter Peter Briggs was in­volved in in­ci­dents at matches be­tween 2009 and Fe­bru­ary this year.

Dur­ing a game against Stock­port in Jan­uary 2011, Briggs un­furled a flag car­ry­ing the words: “Lin­coln City Youth, EDL, No Sur­ren­der”.

Lin­coln Mag­is­trates’ Court was also shown CCTV footage of the 19-year-old giv­ing the Heil Hitler salute.

Briggs, of Lin­coln, was in­volved in clashes in the city in July 2010 when Lin­coln played the Scot­tish side, Celtic. Five peo­ple re­ceived hospi­tal treat­ment and 27 were ar­rested fol­low­ing the in­ci­dents.

The Lin­colnshire Echo re­ported that mag­is­trates had banned Briggs from en­ter­ing any foot­ball ground and had or­dered him to sur­ren­der his pass­port to stop him trav­el­ling to games abroad.

Briggs must not travel within a fivemile ra­dius of Eng­land games or be in the area around Lin­coln’s sta­dium for two hours ei­ther side of games on match days.

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