Spurs Striker To Sue Over 'Nazi Salute' Claim

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 93 months ago
Spurs Striker To Sue Over 'Nazi Salute' Claim

0305_spursbadge.png Politicians with yellow ties aren't the only ones being linked with the Third Reich: Tottenham striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is taking legal action over a story in the Daily Star which accused him of making a Nazi salute in a London pub.

The article has been removed from the paper's website, but Londonist's saucy Star-reading cousin loaned us a sticky-fingered copy of today's edition, which features a cover headline of "Prem Ace's Hitler Salute Shame", and a pic showing the player with a hand near his lip and one arm raised. Footballer's doing fascist salutes is unfortunately not that uncommon (Mark Bosnich and Paulo di Canio, hang your heads in shame); yet the grainy image seems to depict a man picking his nose whilst summoning the barman, not somebody doing his best Basil Fawlty moves.

Ironically, one of the papers reporting on Gudjohnsen's legal move is none other than the Daily Mail, which only a fortnight ago was only too eager to brandish the Nazi tag around. Perhaps the editors of our august paper-based cousins in the media should avail themselves of Godwin's Law.

Last Updated 04 May 2010