Wehrmacht Soccer Will Haunt German Team During Euro 2012
May 28, 2012
The Nazis actually liked sports but hated to lose.
At 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, Adolf Hitler walked out when Jesse Owens, an Afro-American athlete, won and refused to give Owens the gold medal as sports betting news recall the history.
Few years later, the German Nazis got another slap in the face when Wehrmacht team lost a soccer game to Dynamo Kiev. Since it was 1942 and the fascist beasts controlled the Ukraine, they were able to do all they wanted and in revenge… sent the Ukrainian players to a concentration camp where they died. This event became known as ”the match of death.” The players later on became national heroes.
Soon after, Dynamo Kiev became a Soviet football icon, one of the strongest sporting collectives in the nation as the Soviet leaders desired to create a strong national team by means of having the best players compete, and get used to each other, at the same club, which happened to be Dynamo.
Now, shortly before Euro 2012 Football Championships, part of which takes place in Ukraine, a movie has been released about Wehrmacht-Dynamo match. Since this may infuriate nationalist groups in Ukraine, the government decided to block the movie in order to decrease dangers of revenge against the German team, which will play its group matches in Ukraine. In fact, the Germans will play in a group known as the ”death group” against Netherlands, Portugal, and Denmark.
Since the event took place 70 years ago, it is clear that the German players aren’t in any way responsible for the atrocities during World War II committed by Wehrmacht. More likely, their grandfathers did it, but by no means the third generation should be blamed. If Germans make it out of the Death Group, they will do so due to their athletic abilities and no one should blame them for doing so.
In fact, the bookmakers, including mobile sports betting sites, list Germans together with Spaniards as the favorites to win the tournament.