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
Eastern Conference clashes kick off busy week    
[MLS PREVIEW: Week 30] A Thursday-Friday double-dip is rare in MLS but just such a setup ...
Stars take CSA and FIFA before tribunal    
[2015 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP'] A day after FIFA's Tatjana Haenni said there was no Plan B ...
What They're Saying: Peter Vermes    
"He was talking to me about the team and about winning [MLS Cup] as both a ...
What They're Saying: Toronto lawyer Ted Charney    
"[T]here's no downside since the loser at the tribunal does not have to cover legal costs ...
UEFA Champions League Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Wednesday] Just three teams -- defending champion Real Madrid and 2013 finalists Bayern Munich and ...
U.S. under-20 women's national team roster    
[CHULA VISTA CAMP] U.S. under-20 women's national team coach Michelle French will begin a new cycle ...
Ronaldinho strikes fine free kick for Queretaro    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] 2002 World Cup champ Ronaldinho scored his second goal in three games since ...
The Good, The Bad and -- the Beyonce    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Fans and celebrities alike were treated to a fantastic UEFA Champions league game ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"First of all, we haven't won anything, so right now we don't stack up with anybody. ...
Report: Ownership group primed to buy LA team    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The ownership group that's almost certain to acquire Chivas USA from MLS and move ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives