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Fashion | Few things look good in orange

Posted By John Turnbull On 11 January 2006 @ 22:26 In Regions | No Comments

Link to the Helmpje home page [1]Amsterdam | Playing with the historical and footballing animosity between Holland and World Cup hosts Germany, a Dutch company has launched a line of $6 faux-Nazi plastic helmets [2] bearing innocuous slogans. Designed so supporters can tweak Germans with memories of the World War II occupation of the Netherlands, Dutch officials are not amused. “We reject every link between soccer and the war,” said Frank Huizinga, spokesman for the Dutch football association (KNVB [3]). “There are so many ways you can make a joke, but this is to obvious to be funny, it shows no creativity at all.”

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[2] launched a line of $6 faux-Nazi plastic helmets: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/soccer/01/10/bc.eu.spt.soc.wcup.nazi.ap/

[3] KNVB: http://www.knvb.nl/

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