4 stars

Lufthansa has made a pitch-perfect advert poking fun at German stereotypes and English prejudices. The Guardian reveals some scars, drawing a strange connection about Germany’s 4-1 defeat of England in the 2010 World Cup (which I watched, with naive hope, in a colleague’s garden), barely remembered here. Although, Lampard did score! Jesus the ball can’t hit the crossbar twice and bounce outwards unless it bounced behind the line. It’s striking how smart Neuer was to kick the ball straight upfield and avoid any discussion! Capello! Celebrating! Sorry, where was I….

Rather, the chubby kid is referring to Germany’s 4 world cups – the four stars is the big deal here, with the new shirts baring four stars in scarce supply in 2014. 
“Fly with the world champions”

I have been on trains in Germany that were not entirely different from the nightmarish vision though…


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