Herbert Zimmermann (football commentator): Difference between revisions

Who killed the Kennedys? You. You, specifically you.
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(Who killed the Kennedys? You. You, specifically you.)
:''Schäfer puts in the cross... header... Cleared. Rahn should shoot from deep... Rahn shoots! Goal! Goal! Goal! Goal!''<br>(Zimmermann fell silent for eight seconds before he spoke again)<br>''Goal for Germany! Germany lead 3-2. Call me mad, call me crazy!"''
 
After the final he was criticized for praising the goal keeper Turek by calling him ''Toni du bist ein Teufelskerl, Toni du bist ein Fußballgott'' (Toni you are a devil chap. Toni you are a football god.). Zimmermann, who rodehad a tank and heldbeen a major's rank during the war, was also criticized for the somewhat militaristic vocabulary he had used during the match.
He also commented the world championships in 1958, 1962 and 1966 over the radio. However, TV was more prominent now as most people had access to TV sets, so fewer and fewer people heard his reports.
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