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Newcastle fans warned against fascist salutes

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British police on Thursday warned Newcastle United fans not to taunt Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio with fascist salutes when the northeast rivals clash in the Premier League this weekend. 

Sunderland's Italian manager Paolo Di Canio (2nd R) supervises a team training session at the Academy of Light, in north-east England, on April 10, 2013. British police on Thursday warned Newcastle United fans not to taunt Di Canio with fascist salutes when the northeast rivals clash in the Premier League this weekend.

Di Canio, 44, was fined and banned for making straight-arm salutes to fans while playing for Lazio in 2005 and has faced repeated questioning about his political views after once saying he was a "fascist but not a racist".

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