Wednesday, November 17, 2010

soccer club mistakes Nazi soldiers for Australians

BUNGLING football bosses have been left red-faced after a special Remembrance matchday program used a picture of Nazi troops. 

The shocking image was on the front cover of Airdrie United's magazine for Saturday's Scottish League Division Two clash against Livingston.
Club officials insisted they thought it showed Australian soldiers.
But the snap actually features nurses handing out water to grinning German soldiers on a train during World War Two.
On the photo are the words: "Lest We Forget" plus a PoppyScotland logo and the slogan: "Supporting Our Heroes".
 Program designers wanted to combine the game with Remembrance Day tributes but complained that another picture featuring a train looked contrived. They finally settled on the picture which they thought showed Australian troops returning from battle.

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