Croatia's Josip Simunic given 10-game ban for 'pro-Nazi' chant
The defender will miss the World Cup in Brazil.
FIFA announced Monday that Croatian defender Josip Simunic has been given a 10-game ban for leading a pro-Nazi chant after his country locked up a berth in next summer's World Cup.
Following Croatia's defeat of Iceland in a World Cup qualifying playoff, Simunic grabbed the mic and shouted "For the homeland," to which the crowd responded, "Ready!"
According to the AP, the chant was used by a pro-Nazi puppet regime during World War II.
Simunic claimed the chant was out of love of his country. FIFA, however, saw it as "discriminatory and [it] offended the dignity of a group of persons concerning...race, religion or origin."
Shortly after the incident, Simunic was reportedly fined $4,400 by prosecutors for inciting racial unrest.
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