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Uh oh, apparently Gudjohnsen did a “Nazi salute”

Don’t mention the war


Everyone’s been there – you wake up from the banky hols, your mind’s hazy, you feel hollow, you run through the functioning memory files from the previous night. You shiver as you recall telling a girl from France (or Spain) that you’re a big deal. Did her friends laugh at you because you were charming? Or was it because nine bottles of WKD had persuaded your buddies to splash water on your groin for a joke?

You’re a mess. Still, at least you didn’t do a Nazi salute.

All of which leads rather seamlessly to Eidur Gudjohnsen, who is presumably feeling the hot burn of big-night-out shame, after a report in today’s Daily Star suggests that he got pretty toasted in a swishy London bar (the Pig’s Ear), before horrifying onlookers with what looked like an ill-thought-out joke about Nazi Germany:

His legal spokesman insisted that his gesture “carried no connection whatsoever with the Nazis, Hitler, or any other Nazi connotations.”

He added: “Mr Gudjohnsen does not, and would never, see the Nazi regime as any kind of laughing matter.”

But last night  the player was panned by religious leaders. Edie Friedman, of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, said: “Such behaviour is totally wrong. Given it’s the run-up to the election and extremist groups are competing for the public’s imagination, the timing couldn’t have been worse.”

According to Gudjohnsen’s drinking buddies, this is all just a big mix up, and he was actually telling a smutty finger sniffing joke about a Mexican.

7 responses so far
  • Ricky // May 4, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Eidur done it aswell son. Dont worry about it

  • Alan B'Stard M P // May 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    who cares?

    Why are their legal spokesthings involved. If he did a nazi salture, so what!

    What a load of rubbish. Some people should get a life

  • Brynjar Björnsson // May 4, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    The picture accompanying the story showed him holding up his left hand with a pointed finger, while he made a moustache with his right hand finger.
    I don’t know what history people have been reading, but that is certainly not how a Nazi salute is/was made.

  • Dan // May 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    It’s ok! It wasn’t a racist anti-Semitic slur, it was a joke about those smutty Mexicans!! lol. I don’t really care to be honest- even the most ardent Spurs fan wouldn’t change their vote to one of the “extremist groups” even if it was a Nazi salute. Let’s treat it as another Prince Harry-esque mistake and move on!

  • joao // May 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Josh that introduction is just precious.

  • sally // May 5, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Racist asshole and what a joke of a site….

  • Mr. Internet // May 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    @ Sally

    Because basing your opinion on rubbish you read in a newspaper is a good way to form an opinion of a person.

    Now before you accuse me of being a male chauvinist, get back in the kitchen.

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