The number 44 as a Nazi symbol. The Germans will change the design of the jerseys after criticism

The number 44 as a Nazi symbol. The Germans will change the design of the jerseys after criticism
The number 44 as a Nazi symbol. The Germans will change the design of the jerseys after criticism
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The jerseys, in which the football player can be seen in red and purple at the domestic European Championship, premiered last week in the training matches against France and the Netherlands.

During the race, hardly anyone thought that the chosen design could trigger such a victim – two sticks next to each other did not appear on the tricks.

The DFB controls sla zero and nine and the field sla 1 and twenty est for UEFA control. None of those involved in the creation of the jersey noticed the slightest resemblance to Nazi symbolism, the representatives of the union wrote on social media X.

defender Jonathan Tah wore the tyke in the new administrative matches of the German national team.

We don’t take anything too far and don’t want to provide room for discussion, so let’s create an alternative design for the tyy.

The manufacturer of the Adidas jersey responded to the criticism by blocking the possibility of creating a personalized jersey with the number 44 in its online store. Understandably, the German national team does not play with it, as such high numbers are not worn in national teams.

The two sticks together resembled the stylized SS symbol used by the Schutzstaffel armed organization of the NSDAP. The latter, known as the SS, included both police and combat units and gave people who were divided into concentration camps, in which, during the second world war, civilians were massacred.

Oliver Brggen, a spokesman for Adidas, told the dpa agency that the German Football Federation and the company 11teamsports are responsible for the design of the names and saddles on the jerseys.

People from hundreds of countries work at Adidas. We support diversity and inclusion. As a company, we actively fight against xenophobia, anti-Semitism, violence and hatred in all its forms, said Brggen. However, attempts to promote divisive or exclusionary patterns are not part of our values ​​as characters.

Brggen added that Adidas vehemently rejected any suggestion that it would be the death of us.

The stylized symbol of the SS is a kind of wolf world in Germany since the end, with the exception of elongated and artistic objects such as films and video games.

The article is in Czech

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