'Don't Mention the War'

4:00 PM -- BBC News reports that World Cup security forces will be looking to circumscribe British fans' good-natured sense of fun:

    England fans in Nuremberg for the team's World Cup clash can expect a tougher approach, the head of British police at the World Cup has said.

    The residential nature of the city centre will see police use preventative powers to stop trouble, Assistant Chief Constable Steve Thomas said...

    According to guidelines issued by Nuremberg police on cards given to fans in the streets, Nazi salutes or the wearing of Nazi insignia are criminal offences.

    Goose-stepping or wearing Nazi helmets is not against the law but is insulting to Germans, the card said.

    ACC Thomas said he was personally disappointed that some England fans insisted on singing songs about the war, but said he hoped it would be taken in good humour by the German hosts.
Oy! Fritz! Take a bleeding joke, right?

— Basil, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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