Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Polish tabloids get nasty
by Mike Woitalla, June 6th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  european championship

MOST COMMENTED

[OFF THE POST/EURO 2008] Poland's national team coach has apologized to the German people after two Polish tabloids "declared war" on Germany in their preview of the nations' European Championship clash on Sunday. In photo montages, Super Express depicted Poland's Dutch coach Leo Beenhakker carrying the severed heads of German midfielder Michael Ballack and Coach Joachim Loew while Fakt turned Beenhakker into a sword-wielding warrior about to deliver a death blow to Ballack.

Fakt made references to the Poles' defeat of the Teutonic Knights at the Battle of Grunwald in 1410.

"We want to distance ourselves totally from these weird, dirty and sick people," Beenhakker said of the tabloids.

Marek Prawda, Poland's ambassador to Berlin, said, "This shows an idiotic lack of taste."

The tabloids invoked Germany's World War II atrocities against Poland.

Fakt is owned German media group Axel Springer.

Two of Germany's stars, Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski, are Polish born.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Business Reporter: Union teams up with Dogfish Head    
The Philadelphia Union will open a new destination beer garden with Dogfish Head Brewery at PPL ...
Columbus switches USL PRO affiliations    
The Columbus Crew will team up with the Austin Aztex to send players from its first ...
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA    
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke    
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots    
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, ...
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato    
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals    
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding    
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives