Max Hattler: Your Highness

“I don’t want to be negative, but I always find the whole thing rather strange. Soccer is one thing, but the World Cup is something else because it takes on even more of a mass dynamic. During the World Cup period in 2006, when Germany was the host country, I returned to Germany from England and was stunned to see everyone waving their German flags and all the newspapers reporting how great it was that Germans could now finally show their national pride again. This time around, it has become even worse – police cars sporting German flags, etc. I find it rather unpleasant.”

Max Hattler i Deutsche Welle