Thursday 24 June 2010

From Fritz to the Hun: For the English tabloids the war with Germany is never over

In 1996 the Mirror was roundly criticised for a football front page: "For you, Fritz, ze Euro 96 is over!" as England were drawn against Germany.
Whereas the Mirror went back to the Second World War for its headline; today the Daily Star harks back to the First World War by describing Germany as the "Hun" in its splash on the forthcoming World Cup clash between England and Germany.

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