Retired Dutch football star Marco van Basten has been benched for a week by Fox Sports for saying “sieg heil” on air.
Van Basten, working as an analyst, was off camera on Saturday when he used the German phrase for “hail victory” that became notorious for its use at Nazi rallies.
Van Basten, who made the comment after a German coach had been interviewed by a reporter, apologized later in the show.
Fox Sports said in a statement on Monday that it distanced itself from the comment, which the broadcaster called “stupid and inappropriate.”
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Source: USA Today