Friday, October 30, 2015

German football - Warts and all

I have to commend the German Football Museum on its honesty and openness. They don't shy away from fascism in the game in the 1930s and the way Hitler manipulated sport. Something that I have written about on this site before is 'the Death Match' when Dynamo Kyiv players under the guise of FK Start defeated a well fed and much healthier German army team in Kyiv. Look up the post if you want to know the full story of the games the Ukrainians played and how most of them were killed later in war camps. I have to admit that I was surprised to see a poster from the game in the museum. A film just before the Worl Cup has never been aired in case it led to anti-German sentiment. It's good to see that the folk at the Football Museum have taken a more mature approach.

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