German leftists object to any display of patriotic feeling by their fellow Germans during the European football championship, and vandalize cars to make their point.
Many thanks to Hermes for translating this article from SOS-Österreich:
European football championship: The left says no to the German flag
Unfortunately the red-white-red flags are lacking on cars at the European football championship currently underway. The reason for this is not the lack of patriotism, for we (Austrians) are condemned to just watch it on TV.
In Germany this is completely different — our northern neighbor is as always joint favorite for the European championship title, and many Germans are also decorating their cars this year with the German flag:
It’s typical of Germany — many lefties disapprove of showing this patriotism. There are lots of photos on the internet about an action in which unknown people furiously break off the flags from the cars. Here you can read their reasons for this:
Dear car driver (m/f)
I have taken away your German flag. No matter why you have attached this flag (to your car), this gives way in any case to nationalism.
No? of course it does!
This flag does not represent football or any team, but German identity.
Spare yourself your money, us the work, and nature the rubbish, and do not replace it with a new one!