Banter: Dietmar Hamann Confirms Newcastle Teammates Once Bought Him Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ For Christmas

Chris Wright

22nd, December 2015

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Despite having only been at the club for six months at the time, Dietmar Hamann has confirmed that his Newcastle teammates still saw fit to buy him a copy of Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto “Mein Kampf” as a hilarious Christmas present in 1998.

Geddit? He’s German. Exquisite stuff. Banter Claus truly came to town that year.

Hamann was asked about the rumours by a fan during a Twitter Q&A earlier today, to which he simply replied…

It would appear that ‘novelty’ presents were the order of the day at Newcastle in ’98. Indeed, defender Alessandro Pistone revealed that he was given a sheep’s heart by the lads – purportedly because “he didn’t have one of his own”.

“I’m sure it was a joke,” the Italian mused in an interview with the Sunday Times the following year.

“The others had some really funny presents too: Temuri Ketsbaia got a hairbrush and Duncan Ferguson a prison shirt.”

Oh, to be a fly on the wall. The repartee, the whimsy.

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  1. chris says:

    This is all in Stuart Pearce’s autobiography ‘Psycho’ . Nothing new here.
    No one is allowed to take the piss and have a laugh , society is so homogenised nowadays.

  2. Another Chris says:

    Buying Mein Kampf based on a person’s nationality is insulting at best and shows terrible sense of humor. If anything, it’s those guys that need to take lessons in taking a piss because they must have taken the first idea of the dumbest contributor in the group and go with it. A little more effort could go a long way ;)

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