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England’s World Cup War: Superior German Dummerweise (Pictures)

GERMANY V England at the World Cup – one day to go until the game and the papers are putting the war and fighting in context:

The Daily Mail leads with a picture of Coleen Rooney and news that we’re “counting on” her man. Counting on him to do what?

World Cup: England V Germany And The Media’s Bloodlust

Well, the Star leads with a picture of Coleen’s footballer, Wayne Rooney, wearing a tin hat and with his fists raised. This is “WAR” with the Germans and the Star seems to be encouraging Rooney to punch one of the Hun in the face.

But let’s be having no violenc:

Supt Richard James, who is leading the World Cup policing operation, said: “If you cheer your team on and behave yourself then you won’t hear from us. Certainly, if you become abusive and hostile and commit crimes or anti-social behaviour, then we will take strong action against you.”

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But this is war. The papers and all that jingoism:

Telegraph: “England v Germany: Through the eyes of our children”

As England prepares to meet Germany, Thomas Kielinger says it’s time to lay the old stereotypes to rest.

Herr-Herr! Sorry. Hear-Hear!

Another newspaper topped this from its Mount Olymps [sic] of indignation. “HERR DRYER! – German legend Beckenbauer in new rant against ‘stupid’ England”.

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Posted: 26th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (18)