The Little General does not like Spain

July 8, 2010 at 10:53 am | Posted in Germany, Israel | Leave a comment

The game between Argentina and Germany had been on Shabat so that I could not see. But the Little General did let me know about what happened and she was enthusiastic about it. When I saw it on Sunday morning I could understand. Yesterday the Little General was outraged. She mentioned several times, how she is hating Spain now. And added “beetzem, I hate the Israelis who are with Spain.”

I haven’t been to Germany for some time, so I can only rely on what is going on their by reading the news and by talking to friends, but in recent years international football tournaments have revitalized a public form of German nationalism which you would not have see some years ago by ordinary people.

In the German team there a quite a few Germans with a migration background. This feds up far right nationalists (Nazis) who thing that this is a bad development and which makes them turn away from the national football team. On the other hand also immigrants cheer the team and express nationalism, waving flags etc. This (nationalism) however feds up leftists and causes tensions.


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