April 11th, 2012
EURO 2012: “The Match” Suspended?
Image: AP Photo/Central Partnership.
Before you ask, this is not the annual meeting of the Robin van Persie Vest Foundation. It is a still from the football movie ‘The Match’, which has reportedly had it’s release date frozen by Ukrainian authorities.
It’s feared that the film, which depicts the story of a football match in 1942 between Soviet soccer players and a team of Nazis, might stoke anti-German feeling before the tournament.
Presumably, Ukraine is hoping to avoid another public relations nightmare before co-hosting the event with Poland in June. Because that whole stray dog murdering thing was bad for business, ya know.