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A Doncaster football fan banned from watching England for three years after he was filmed singing an anti-Semitic song and making Nazi salutes at the World Cup spent time listening to Nazi songs and calling for ‘right wing violence’ ahead of his trip to Russia.

Leeds United fan David Batty, 58, was handed the football ban after appearing in court in Leeds yesterday and was dubbed ‘disgraceful’ by a judge after being filmed shouting ‘sieg hiel’ and singing a song about Auschwitz with other England fans in a Russian bar.

David Batty will not be allowed to attend England football matches for three years. Credit: PA

David Batty will not be allowed to attend England football matches for three years. Credit: PA

Now it has emerged that Batty spent time listening to Nazi anthems, urged ‘right wing violence’ and described Germany as “mein fatherland” ahead of his trip to Volvograd for England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia. In a series of posts on Facebook with links to far right wing songs, Batty wrote: “So p***** off, gonna thrash the night with these tunes, could do with a bit of right wing violence – sieg.”

He then posted a series of clips to songs linked to the Nazis including Horst-Wessel-Lied, the anthem of the Nazi Party and which is banned in Germany and Lore Lore, a German Wehrmacht marching song, popular with soldiers. He also shared a YouTube link to the current German national anthem Deutschland Uber Alles with the comment ‘mein Fatherland’ as well as a song called Hitler by German industrial metal band Rammstein.

German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich, who defected to the US during World War Two and helped rescue Jews, was described as a “sl*g” while another post read: “F*** em. Sieg heil. White power and all that.” And in replying to a British National Party post about a student ‘storming’ into a university talk and disrupting a speech by Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg he wrote: “They can have their view point but no one else is allowed one, left wing commie tossers. Put them in the showers and wash them lol.”

Batty was one of two men handed banning orders after a video showing England fans singing an anti-Semitic song at the World Cup was shared online. The behaviour of Batty and fellow fan Michael Burns in a bar in the Russian city of Volgograd was described as “disgraceful” by district judge Charlotte Holland who added: “I have seen the activity that you were involved in and seen the still images from what you did. “You know that at this time people are getting behind the national team, including children, and your actions are ruining that.”

The city of Volgograd, which was the venue for England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia, was formerly known as Stalingrad – the site of one of the bloodiest battles in history when Soviet soldiers repelled Hitler’s army during the Second World War. The pair both accepted the banning notice, which was served under the 1989 Football Spectators Act, when they appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court and it means they will not be able to be within a two-mile radius of any England football matches until 2021.

The court heard how the pair both had tickets for upcoming matches at the tournament but the judge said their non-attendance of these fixtures was an “unfortunate consequence of their actions”. The fans were recorded singing to the tune of an old Tottenham Hotspur song called Ossie’s Dream, which had the lyrics, ‘We’re on our way to Wembley’, changing them to, ‘We’re on the way to Auschwitz’.

Batty must not go within two miles of the stadium in which any future games are being played for four hours before and after the game and must report to a police station on the day of the games and must also surrender travel documents.

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Michael Burns is one of two men had a three-year football ban. Credit: PA

Michael Burns is one of two men had a three-year football ban. Credit: PA

Two men have been handed three-year football banning orders after a video appeared to show England fans singing an anti-Semitic song at the World Cup.

The behaviour of David Batty and Michael Burns in a bar in the Russian city of Volgograd was described as “disgraceful” by a district judge.

The city of Volgograd, which was the venue for England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia, was formerly known as Stalingrad – the site of one of the bloodiest battles in history when Soviet soldiers repelled Hitler’s army during the Second World War.

Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how the pair both had tickets for upcoming matches at the 2018 World Cup, but were ordered to return home.

The pair both accepted the banning notice, which was served under the 1989 Football Spectators Act, when they appeared in court on Tuesday.

David Batty will not be allowed to attend England football matches for three years. Credit: PA

David Batty will not be allowed to attend England football matches for three years. Credit: PA

Batty, 58, of Doncaster, and 52-year-old Burns, from Billingham in Cleveland, both looked emotionless as they were told that they would not be able to be within a two-mile radius of any England football matches until 2021.

She added: “I have seen the activity that you were involved in and seen the still images from what you did.

“You know that at this time people are getting behind the national team, including children, and your actions are ruining that.”

Malcolm Christy, prosecuting, told the court how the pair had been involved in “inappropriate singing” and that a three-year ban would be the most suitable punishment.

A third man, 57-year-old Michael Herbert, was handed a five-year banning order at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, the NPCC said.

Last Wednesday, a spokesman for the FA said of the footage: “We strongly condemn the actions of the people in this video.

“The disgraceful conduct of the individuals in this video does not represent the values of the majority of English football fans supporting the team in Russia.”

Another man, Paul Johnson, 25, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, was given a three-year football banning order at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday following a separate incident on a train near Moscow on June 16, the NPCC said.

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