Dwight Yorke’s Cup victory overshadowed by Nazi claims

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Dwight Yorke’s Cup victory overshadowed by Nazi claims

Former T&T footballer Dwight Yorke’s first trophy victory as a head coach has been overshadowed by claims of anti-semitism.

Yorke led his team, Macarthur FC to a 2-nil victory over Sydney United 58 in the Australia Cup.

However some supporters of Sydney 58 displayed Nazi symbols and salutes at the Australia Cup final.

A senior government official has called for the guilty supporters to be banned for life”.

Football Australia meanwhile says it “strongly condemns the actions of the fans and it has opened disciplinary action.

New South Wales state Premier Dominic Perrottet said the behaviour of some supporters was “absolutely horrendous”.

Pictures on social media showed some Sydney United supporters making Nazi salutes during the match.

Supporter attempts to drown out the Indigenous welcoming ceremony prior to kick-off at Western Sydney Stadium are also being investigated.

In a statement, Sydney United 58 said it is “concerned” by reports of the actions of supporters and added that it has “zero tolerance towards any form of disrespect, racism or discrimination”.

The club added it would work with authorities to conduct a “full investigation”.