By Paul Sorene
“Is this cool?”
It’s almost half a year until the World Cup in South Africa, but already one British tabloid has kicked off with the anti-German bullscheiße. The Daily Star’s first German-bashing headline of the season:
“RETURN OF ZE BLACK SHIRTS”
Ja, fussbull fanz, apparently “Germany is set to kick up a Reich stink at the World Cup by playing in Nazi-style black shirts.”
As we told you yesterday, the Germans are set to wear a dark nylon-blend top with gold numbers, red neck trim and white shorts. The Star says it’s a “goose-step” too far, evoking memories of the “notorious SS” (famously bad sports).
The Germans are vying for world domination once more in zer famous black shirts. But – chin up, Tommies – last time the Krauts lost in the final (Euro 2008).
Here’s to England taking the World Cup, albeit with a little help from the Americans.
[First published on our splendid sister site, Anorak]