By Chris Wright
A Swedish newspaper has been forced to apologise after publishing an article which compared Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg to both Adolf Hitler and Josef Fritzl.
Tasked with writing a straight-forward match preview for Malmo’s upcoming Champions League play-off against the oft-maligned Austrian side, Aftonbladet football writer Ronnie Sandahl waded in with the following almost unbelievably callous introduction:
“Austria has not only given us Josef Fritzl and Adolf Hitler. There is also Red Bull Salzburg, the most hated football club of our time.
“When [Malmo and Red Bull] play each other in the two decisive Champions League games, people from all over the world will be support the Swedes.”