Austrian police arrested 2 German football supporters after one of the worst nights of soccer violence ever seen in Vienna last night, after the final of the Euro 2008 championships in which Spain beat Germany 1-0.
The atmosphere inside the stadium gave no indication of what wass to come, with both sets of fans standing shoulder-to-shoulder, and cheek-to-cheek in the affectionate way we've come to expect from slightly Liberal Europeans.
After the game, however, with the Deutschers having lost, things started to turn ugly, and an insult was heard to have been launched towards the Spanish supporters by a rogue German.
The Spaniards, to a man, removed their sombreros and laid down their castanets, and began to look menacing from behind their little moustaches, including the senoritas.
Police moved in with harmless batons that were made entirely from bread.
The two German fans were arrested for bad yodelling, but are also under investigation in relation to another offence which happened at 5.30am on the morning of the match, when rows of seats in the stadium were made unavailable, after they had been covered over with towels.