“To a Great European Championship - They're all Our Guys”

German Politicians are looking forward to a 24 colourful sea of flags

June 20th, 2024
Editorial, News from Berlin
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Chancellor Olaf Scholz has commented on the opening match of the European Football Championship between Germany and Scotland. Markus Söder, meanwhile, is giving his match tip.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz is counting on a successful and diverse European Football Championship in Germany. "The Chancellor is looking forward to a colourful sea of ​​flags. From his point of view, the more colourful, the better," said deputy government spokesman Wolfgang Büchner on Friday in Berlin.

"In addition to black, red and gold, he is also looking forward to many other colours and flags of the tournament teams." Germany warmly welcomes Europe and all football fans and hopes for "a celebration of solidarity," said Büchner.

Scholz is also keeping his fingers crossed for the German team and national coach Julian Nagelsmann for the opening match against Scotland and is hoping for a good start to the tournament from a German perspective. The Chancellor wants to be in the stadium for the DFB team's last group match against Switzerland on June 23 in Frankfurt am Main, Büchner announced.

The federal government is hoping for a football festival and wonderful weeks for the citizens who are rooting for the German team - in the stadium, in fan zones, at home, with family, friends or in their favourite pub around the corner.

Political celebrities post about the European Football Championship

In keeping with this, Olaf Scholz posted a collage of German footballers on Instagram and captioned it with the words "They're all Germans. They're all our guys."

Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder also had a similar idea. Adorned with black, red and gold fan paraphernalia, he also posted a clip-on Instagram with the words in gentle Franconian: "Today is the day. And today we win. Germany beats Scotland. And here's to a great European Championship."

NRW Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst had already produced a European Championship clip in which he shows himself with the European Championship mascot "Albärt" and posted it on the online network Instagram. His question at the end of the video: "Who do you think will win the trophy?"



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