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What They're Saying: Der Spiegel
July 15th, 2014 10:32PM

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"The German team has received worldwide recognition as good winners. Evidently, in the celebrations for the world title some of the professionals have not kept up the good work."

-- German magazine Der Spiegel after six members of Germany's World Cup championship team -- Mario Goetze, Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos, Andre Schurrle, Shkodran Mustafi and Roman Weidenfeller -- made fun of losing Argentina by making their entrance on stage at Tuesday's celebrations in Berlin by walking hunched over while singing, "This is how Gauchos walk, Gauchos they walk like this," before jumping up to shout, "This is how Germans walk, Germans they walk like this!" (Stuff)


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  1. David V
    commented on: July 17, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.
    BOOOOOOO!!!! Had been slightly enamored with this Germany team until this "GAUCHO WALK"... I have a very sour taste after watching this... BOOOOO ON GERMANY!!!! ......Racist or playful? The German soccer team’s ‘gaucho dance’ - The Washington Post... http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/16/racist-or-playful-the-german-soccer-teams-gaucho-dance/ ... At best, it is tasteless poor sportsmanship… why put down the other team? The defense of it, doesn't stand up... celebrating is one thing, but that does NOT include mocking, denigrating, berating the opponent as this Germany Team, that's quite another matter, as this Germany team did... BAD ON YOU Germany (the team members who mocked in this way).... BOOO! It's only been a month, but I miss the humble Champions who were the best team of all time... they were a class act!

  1. G O
    commented on: July 19, 2014 at 8:48 a.m.
    Look, I saw it too. And I understand every word (Even though they sing/speak/utter not so well.) This is silly talk. They're basking in a very rare moment. And they are just having a bit of impromptu fun as it is funnier to hear them try to sing with voices that cannot carry a tune. Or watch their awkward movements (probably also due to a very long plane flight and next to no sleep since that match in the Maracana) It's just humor and not something more. It's overstatement and looking for trouble to label this as something noteworthy. This is not mocking. Goodness. Where do the Germans go in the world and not get labeled as "Here Come the Panzers!" and other similar references now nearly 70 years since the end of World War II in Europe? Just about nowhere is the answer. When the English go to play a match in Germany, it is always references again to the days of the 1940's. It's okay to laugh people. Do you get on Oklahoma's football team or fans for doing something similar prior to or after a rivalry game with Texas? No. Ohio State vs. Michigan? No. UCLA vs. USC? No. Or when the Redskins play the Cowboys? No. There were other parts of that Brandenburg Gate celebration too. This is people looking to make headlines and have controversy where none exists. (If one cannot laugh at oneself some, well, what good are we?) Don't be so easily manipulated.


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