Croatia’s Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic is in hot water with the Germans after celebrating his goal against Nuremberg on the weekend with a salute to freed Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac.
German paper Bild has reported that Germany’s state attorney office want to investigate if the salute had any connections at all with Adolf Hitler.
“We have launched an investigation and forwarded the matter to the department for political offences. The law will determine whether the celebration committed an offence with regards to a Hitler salute,” said Antje Gabriels-Gorsolke on behalf of the state attorneys office.
Bild.de also mentioned that Mandzukic’s salute was intended for the Croatian generals who were acquitted by the Hague court on Friday, and even Mandzukic himself said that is what the salute represented.