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Mirror claim Alioski made Nazi Salute whilst celebrating goal, Leeds fans left angry at the claims

Mirror claim Alioski made Nazi Salute, whilst he was celebrating his goal against Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

Supporters of Leeds United quickly became aware that the media outlet was accusing Ezgjan of making the sickening gesture.

The story originally had the headline “Leeds star Ezgjan Alioski appears to make Nazi salute during Huddersfield Town win”.

That however has changed to “Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski explains celebration after Nazi salute accusations”.

Alioski scored the opening goal of his side’s 2-0 win to put them back at the top of the Championship table, however that was temporary as West Brom won 5-1 against Swansea on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Macedonian winger celebrated by putting one hand under his nose which was acting as a moustache while he pointed with his other hand to someone in the stands.

The Mirror included a quote from Alioski who explained the celebration, denying that it was anything to do with Nazi connations.

“I need to laugh because what people think, it was for the team manager because he grew his moustache for Movember and he isn’t shaving it until we lose,” he said.

“It’s lucky and after I scored it was a celebration for him, it was not about other things, it was about his moustache.”

 

Leeds fans quickly took to Twitter to reply to the Mirror’s ‘story’, and they certainly didn’t hold back – see how they replied to that tweet by clicking on the next page.

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