Hitler threatens World Cup!

by Chris Bertram on June 15, 2010

Those who have followed CT from before its inception will know about the important role of Ladybird Books in our intellectual formation. Here, via Jacob C and via the Guardian’s NZ-Slovakia commentary, is Naranjito: World Cup Final in Danger from 1982, featuring an Adolf Hitler lookalike.

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KCinDC 06.15.10 at 9:05 pm

How can it be a Hitler lookalike if doesn’t have a Hitler mustache? Or even Hitler hair?

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Substance McGravitas 06.15.10 at 9:18 pm

I say we give Hitler the Czech and the Austrian teams. He won’t go further.

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Ray 06.15.10 at 9:19 pm

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KCinDC 06.15.10 at 11:18 pm

Yes, Ray, I saw that guy. Both his hair and his mustache are parted in the middle, quite unlike Hitler’s. That two-part mustache seems more like something a stereotypical Frenchman would have.

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Don Gomez 06.16.10 at 8:01 am

Looks more like a decorated general, banana republic-style.

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Jacob Christensen 06.16.10 at 11:31 am

Actually, it was somebody in The Guardian who put Hitler in the mix, much to my surprise.

No, the real threat to the 1982 World Cup came from the mad professor (whose likeness with the squid from Spongebob Squarepants was a bit intriguing to me). But the lemons and oranges saved the day.

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Tol Ondro 06.16.10 at 12:06 pm

The brown uniform depicts the standard police attire in Spain during the 80’s, which had replaced the grey associated with francoist police. They are still called “maderos” in slang (woodens? woodies?) despite having switched to blue in 1987.

While the hair and moustache (“bigotito facha”) are stereotypical for right wing characters , that cop isn’t Hitler.

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