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Captain fined over Nazi slur

Israel’s leading basketball team, Maccabi Tel Aviv, has ­suspended its captain for calling a rival player a Nazi.

Guy Pnini, who was caught on video unleashing a string of insults at an Israeli opponent during a game earlier this week, was removed from his role as captain until the end of the season, suspended until further notice, and forced to pay 100,000 shekels (about £16,200) to a charity.

Mr Pnini – whose family, like many others in Israel, has members that survived the Holocaust – has apologised and said his outburst came in the heat of the game. He broke down in tears in front of reporters after being given his punishment.

 

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