British concern about takeovers

England’s football supporters were warned last week that Basil Fawlty impersonations or nationalistic chants at this summer’s football World Cup in Germany could land them in jail.

11th March, 2006

England’s football supporters were warned last week that Basil Fawlty impersonations or nationalistic chants at this summer’s football World Cup in Germany could land them in jail. But the same standards on jingoism obviously don’t apply to newspaper headline writers.

‘‘BOC surrenders to Germans,” lamented the Daily Mail. ‘‘Now BOC joins the Foreign Legion,” moaned the Daily Express, and ‘‘BOC to German Future,” The Mirror declared....

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