Two England fans have been banned for life for Nazi gestures

The Football Association has issued lifetime bans to England fans for the first time after two supporters’ club members made Nazi gestures in Germany.

March’s friendly against the world champions in Dortmund was marred by the behaviour of some fans.

Some booed the German national anthem and sang about World War Two.

Two fans received lifetime bans from the England Supporters Travel Club (ESTC), which means they are forbidden to attend away games.

One individual was spotted doing a Nazi salute in the away end, with another seen making an Adolf Hitler moustache and cut-throat gestures towards the German fans.

In all, 27 members have seen their ESTC membership suspended for varying lengths of time, with six handed written warnings and another case still pending.

Last month the FA said it was working with police to pursue possible football banning orders – which would cover the domestic game – for some individuals.

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