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Euro 2008 With The Fritzls

by | 23rd, June 2008

euro2008.jpgFRITZL Watch: Anorak’s look at Josef Fritzl, Elisabeth Fritzl, Nazis and assorted Fritzls in the news

EURO 2008 – Who are you not supporting? Today we’re cheering on the Fritzls.

Says the Star:

Fritzl was a big football fan and the secret family he kept locked in his cellar in Austria also grew to love following the game on TV.

But, although Austria is hosting the tournament with Switzerland, his daughter Elisabeth and the six children Fritzl fathered with her had been banned from watching live telly.


Medics issued the order, fearing they would see news reports about themselves.

But Austria never progressed to the tournament’s latter stages, and for them ze competition vas over when zer Germans routed them at Ernst Happel Stadium.

“Shot-shy Austria frustrate coach,” says the BBC. “Germany are bombing on,” opined the BBC’s Mark Lawrenson, although on whom was not said.

The Beeb never got time to mention the Fritzls, but had Austria progressed to the quarter-finals it surely would have…

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