A tribute to Wolves legend Stan Cullis in a subway nearly Molineux have unfortunately got vandalised to look like Adolf Hitler.
Cullis played 152 matches for the West Midlands outfit between 1934 and 1947 as well as managing them 1948 and 1964, across both careers, he won the First Division (3x), FA Cup (2x), FA Charity Shield and FA Youth Cup.
Steve Plant, a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan, tweeted the rather shockingly photo showing a moustache and some hair being drawn on Cullis’ head, made to look like the Nazi leader.
He tweeted: “If you know your history the irony of this piece of mindless vandalism is unbelievable.”
If you know your history the irony of this piece of mindless vandalism is unbelievable……. pic.twitter.com/cMPIyvCkCi
— Steve Plant (@wolvesmatchworn) May 30, 2019
What Steve was talking about regarding the history was when England played against Germany in Berlin back on the 14th of May 1938, Cullis refused to join the rest of his teammates in performing a Nazi salute prior to the match. Cullis, the only player to refuse, was dropped from the team and England won the match 6–3.
May 1938.The British Ambassador to #Germany advises #StanleyRous the #England team would be expected to give the Nazi salute.
Angry (according to Matthews) they still obeyed.
Bar one: #StanCullis #Cullis dropped for the match after uttering "count me out". pic.twitter.com/IktS8C6bIG
— OldFootballPhotos (@OldFootball11) November 28, 2017
Thankfully, the pen markings has now been scrubbed off before more pedestrians could see it.
Top man, owe you one for that Mikey ?
— Steve Plant (@wolvesmatchworn) May 31, 2019
As well as managing Wolves, Cullis also managed Birmingham City, before sadly passing away in February 2001, aged 84.
After checking out the photo of the vandalism, fans took to voice their outrage at the culprits, calling them disrespectful and much more – check out those tweets on the next page.