- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

TOKYO (AP) - Gamba Osaka has banned a group of fans who displayed a banner with a logo resembling a Nazi symbol during a J-League game.

The banner, which resembled a symbol derived from the SS of Nazi Germany, was displayed at the team’s April 16 match away to crosstown rivals Cerezo Osaka.

The J-League on Friday said it was considering sanctions against the team.

Two-time Asian Champions League winner Guangzhou Evergrande has been charged by the sport’s continental governing body after supporters unfurled an offensive banner aimed at a Hong Kong opponent this week.

The Asian Football Confederation this week opened disciplinary cases against J-League club Kawasaki Frontale, and a Chinese club, for acts of discrimination by fans during Asian Champions League matches.


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