Watishista conflictedinspain posted this over on Twitter and I’m just as gobsmacked as she is. What the ever lovin’ fuck?! Does anyone have/know where the original article is? I’d like to see what this writer’s thesis is. Perhaps it’s meant in a “complimentary” way and they were going for a sensationalist, controversial headline to spur interest but it still makes me extremely uncomfortable. It’s not the first time that this charge has been leveled against the team (which was the most ethnically diverse in the 2010 World Cup) but people, can’t you find a fucking different angle? Of the 4 men pictured, three were born in Germany. Podolski was born in Poland but moved to Germany at the age of two. His parents were given Aussiedler status (it’s right of return since his paternal grandparents were German citizens pre-WWII). I know the situation and feelings around immigration/integration are complex. Since it’s not my country, I realize that there are nuances that I will never understand. However, I’m genuinely interested to hear (especially from German watishistas) what y’all think of this headline. I find it insulting on several levels. But again, just my opinion. Your thoughts?