Monday, November 14, 2005

Policeman beaten by German hooligans invited to World Cup

The French Policeman beaten almost to death by German hooligans during the 1998 World Cup in France has been invited by the German Football Association (DFB) to attend a game at next year's finals in Germany.

DFB general secretary Horst R Schmidt has personally invited gendarme Daniel Nivel, his wife and their two sons to a game in the 2006 World Cup, the DFB said in a statement yesterday.

Nivel was brutally attacked by German hooligans after a World Cup match between Germany and Yugoslavia in Lens in 1998, leaving him in a coma and permanently brain damaged.

Well that's big of them! But as he still has difficulties moving and speaking and cannot remember what happened - I guess it's no odds to him either way...

Category: Football_


Blogger Span Ows said...

Let's get to the real one was even thinking of hooliganism and now with stories like this, or even the idea to invite him, will get the gears moving...prepare for the headlines on hooliganism while the hooligans prepare their best head shots.

Mon Nov 14, 08:58:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Way hey! I'm a "Blog of Note"! That's a first!

Tue Nov 15, 08:00:00 AM GMT  
Blogger witnesswc said...

Blog of note, you earned it.

Wed Nov 16, 01:53:00 AM GMT  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

Thank you Witness!

Wed Nov 16, 08:19:00 AM GMT  

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