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.

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3 Responses to “EURO 2012: “The Match” Suspended?”

  1. Maximilian Ketron says:

    Say, you got a nice article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  2. Vitor says:

    Pls visit site about EURO 2012 in UKraine http://nlru.blogspot.com/

  3. Natalie says:

    Being from ukraine originally I can tell u that game was huge and can definitely spark hatred towards german team. smart move to freeze the release date for now