Thursday, October 31, 2013

British soccer club forced to issue apology after using swastika-style logo on club newsletter to supporters

A lot of nonsense.  The logo spells MUFC, nothing else

Manchester United were forced to issue an ‘unreserved’ apology last night after using a swastika-style logo in a newsletter to fans.

The Premier League champions published the black and red image in an email sent to millions of supporters worldwide.

It featured the headline ‘New Order’ - a play on the Manchester band with the same name - which was used alongside images of the team’s emerging youth players, including Adnan Januzaj, David de Gea and Danny Welbeck.

But the term is also linked to Nazism because of Adolf Hitler’s call in 1941 for a New Order in Europe and caused widespread outrage among fans who received the United Uncovered e-mail.

Many took to Twitter, prompting the club’s head of media, David Sternberg, to tweet an apology. He said an internal investigation had been launched into how the email was cleared for publication.

‘The creative is completely inappropriate,’ he said. ‘We apologise unreservedly and are taking appropriate internal action.’



Anonymous said...

Wow - it's not enough that the Nazis "stole" and made notorious an ancient symbol, but now nobody can even have a logo in any way remotely resembling that symbol of the sun which traditionally meant good luck. To object to this particular team logo is in effect giving some perverse recognition to the power and influence of Nazis past and present.

Bird of Paradise said...

It dont take much to get liberal paniewastes whinning dose it?