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Re: 2012 Euro Football Championships

Poland fan sentenced by Austrian court for resisting arrest at European Championship

KLAGENFURT, Austria - A Poland fan at the European Championship was given a five-month suspended sentence by a court in southern Austria on Friday for attempting to resist arrest.

Bernd Lutschounig, a spokesman for the court in Klagenfurt, said the man had been in custody since Sunday and will soon be leaving the country.

The man, who has not been identified and has been released from custody, will not have to serve his sentence unless he commits another crime on Austria soil, Lutschounig said, without providing more details.

The Austria Press Agency quoted a prosecution spokesman as saying that the man was involved in a skirmish between rival fans in Klagenfurt late Saturday, during which he lashed out at police and resisted arrest. The incident occurred after Germany defeated Poland 2-0 in the city's stadium.

The man lives in Britain, APA reported.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20080613/ca_pr_on_ru_so/soc_euro_shorts_fan_1

Re: 2012 Euro Football Championships

"Very disturbing such ideas are alive and well in 21st century Germany…"

I don't really find it disturbing because these days it seems to be so predictable and stems from deep rooted insecurities. If you claim to be the world guardians of high culture you should show it by exemplary behaviour at events like this.

I believe Germans as a nation are having a bit of an identity crisis in these days of an enlarged EU and the economic strength of China, but that's another discussion...