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Leeds United club director criticised for Nazi hashtags

Ercole Cellino post Image copyright Instagram
Image caption Ercole Cellino received criticism from other Instagram users after using the hashtags

A Leeds United director has been criticised after using the hashtags 'ss' and 'gestapo' on social media while posting about a new haircut.

In an Instagram post, Ercole Cellino, son of club chairman Massimo Cellino, is pictured at the barbers with the caption "alternative lunch break".

One user replied: "Great hashtags for the Jewish Leeds fans to see! Didn't think about that did you?"

Writing in Italian, Mr Cellino said it was not his intention to offend anyone.

Leeds United has been approached for comment about the post.

On 20 April, Massimo Cellino's other son Edoardo Cellino, also a club director, was fined £5,000 by the Football Association for comments he made on social media.

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