Leeds fans charged over Nazi salutes

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A group of Leeds United fans have appeared in a German court, charged with making Nazi salutes, the Foreign Office said.

A group of Leeds United fans have appeared in a German court, charged with making Nazi salutes, the Foreign Office said.

13 men, who were in Munich to watch the Champions League qualifying match between Leeds and 1860 Munich, were arrested in a beer hall in the city yesterday.

Police swooped after the men, who are believed to have been drunk, made Nazi salutes and shouted "Sieg Heil".

Under German law, it is illegal to make the Nazi salute and repeat Nazi slogans.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said the men appeared in court today charged with using emblems or slogans of organisations banned by the German constitution.

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