When I was eleven years old, I read a particular book. The title was The Scourge of the Swastika. It was a collation of photographs and descriptions of the works of Nazi Germany with specific regard to the Death Camps. The names of the locations spilled out across the pages, with Auschwitz, Belsen, Sobibor, Treblinka, Chełmno, and all the other camps where industrialised death was invented and perfected. These places where Man’s very humanity had been forgotten have entered the history books of the world, the very name instantly transports our minds to a place where the members of one Nation decided to exterminate many more of their own Nation, as well as millions of others, based on the simple selection process of determining their religion, or sexual orientation, or politics.
So how come Wayne Rooney, along with his team-mates of the English team, suddenly discovers in 2012 that there was such a thing as the Final Solution?