(YAHOO) -- The World Cup is often lauded as a global, unifying event, and in many ways, it is. But there is also a sometimes nasty, and yes divisive, edge to international soccer competition. Fans in stadiums during the heat of a match will say things they may wouldn’t normally say in polite company. During the heat of a match, it can seem that nothing is off limits.
But in the well-lit, air-conditioned relative calm of a newsroom, where sober-minded editorial decisions are made, one would think that cooler heads would prevail. That the decisions regarding what’s appropriate to publish and what’s not would be more measured. Apparently, that wasn’t the case at the German newspaper Die Welt, which published this headline ahead of defending champions Germany’s clash with Mexico today.
This was the front page of Die Welt today. For all you non-German speakers out there, the headline translates as, "Sorry Mexico. Today WE build the wall."
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