WorldViews: Racist or playful? The German soccer team’s ‘gaucho dance’

By Anthony Faiola, July 16, 2014

BERLIN — They are already calling it Gauchogate.

In the span of a few seconds on a Berlin stage Tuesday, the German national soccer team appeared to undo at least a measure of the goodwill it engendered after bringing home the World Cup title. As thousands of fans who poured into the streets to welcome them home watched, six of Germany's victorious players put on a little display called "the gaucho dance."

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