Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest said the gesture by Iceland's Hatari infringed upon their rules banning political gestures.
It's supposed to be a festival of peace and unity that celebrates diversity. But this year's Eurovision song contest has hit the wrong note and for the first time in the competition's history, a country has been banned from taking part.
Ten countries won enough support at Eurovision Song Contest's first semi-final to compete in upcoming final in Sweden.
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