Lazio striker Paolo Di Canio has been fined €10,000 for the fascist-style salute he gave to supporters at the end of the Rome derby in January.

The Italian Football League also fined Lazio €10,000.

Di Canio had denied that the salute was political, but the League’s disciplinary commission ruled that the player’s gesture had “immediately and unequivocally recalled a precise political ideology.”

The League added that players should not “engage in any gestures indicating any kind of political ideology…which could potentially provoke a violent reaction from fans.”