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‘Yeah, It’s A Nazi Reference About Germany; That’s Really Funny’

When trying to come up with a headline to summarize the AP report regarding Germany’s 4-0 dismantling of Australia yesterday during Group B play of the World Cup, the guy responsible for that job at The Denver Post,  of course, went with a “Blitz” reference, because, you know, making light of Nazi Germany’s sustained bombing of England during WWII which resulted in over 43,000 deaths is a great source of comedic material.

And The Denver Post weren’t the only who went with the lazy, lowest common denominator bit: Nova Scotia’s The Chronicle Herald also went with a variation on the “Blitz” bit, as did Australia’s ABC Online.

I know, I know, it’s not the biggest woo in the world, but still. I suppose it’s possible I am looking too deep into this and playing the politically correct card, but as far as I know, the term blitz isn’t used as regularly in soccer like it is in American football. And if the headline would have been about any other team but Germany, it’s like that it would have scarcely been noticed. But it was Germany, so there you go.  Maybe we should just simply be thankful they didn’t go with a holocaust reference, so they have that going for them, which is good.

Germans blitz past Australia in first round [The Denver Post]