Nazi style helmets conquer Europe - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Funny Fans

Dutch fan with helmet Photo: AP
Dutch fan with helmet Photo: AP
 
 

Nazi style helmets conquer Europe

Replica Nazi stormtrooper helmets threaten to become hit of 2006 world Cup in Germany. Dutch manufacturer says helmets 'just a joke'

Ynetnews
Published: 02.24.06, 20:54 / Israel News

Israeli soccer fans set to flood Germany in the coming summer for the 2006 World Cup may be in for an unpleasant surprise: thousands of fellow European soccer fans will apparently show up for the matches wearing helmets styled on Second World War Nazi uniforms.

 

Video: Reuters
 

The helmets, mass-produced by a Dutch manufacturer, are made in different colors and bear slogans to fit the different countries attending the tournament.

 

Designer Weno Geerts said they were meant as a joke. "We just want to support our team and tease the Germans. Nothing else," he explained.

 

Geerts said the Holland-based company had received only a few complaints and expected to sell another 100,000 helmets before the finals this summer.

 

"They are meant for the supporters who watch the games on television, and in the pub, and also those who are traveling to Germany," he said.

 

The manufacturer of the helmets said the German police recently informed him they intend to allow fans to wear the helmets during the games, because they were not adorned with Nazi symbols.

 

"Germany should prepare for an invasion," he said jokingly.

 

commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us



 
67 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load

 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions