Call me an old worrier if you like, but I really do not think this kind of "reporting" is responsible.
The same story has been syndicated all over the shop: here, here, here, and here.
Great syndication work, I hear you say...yes but the trouble is with the content.
"The disease is not cured. The most recent edition of Searchlight, the anti-fascist magazine, highlights the problem and tells the story of Darren Wells, a former member of Combat 18, the neo-Nazi group, insulting tourists and destroying artefacts at a Polish concentration camp while supporting England abroad."Firstly Darren Wells started working for Searchlight the anti-fascist magazine in 1999, so his 'story' of causing offence at Auschwitz while supporting England away can scarcely be considered 'fresh' news.
Secondly, they've got a few quotes from people who've made a bob or two out of poorly written memoirs of the 'bad old days' on the terraces. What for? To big up the evil English threat? It makes better copy than happy peaceful football supporters...
And what is the response from German authorities to the perceived English menace? Some fine words about everyone having a good time, while the German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is suggesting deploying German soldiers during the World Cup, to assist police officers.
That's really going to be seen as low key 21st century policing by the English. Not!
Are the media really conspiring to provoke the English into a blood bath?