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Construction workers in Germany found this massive swastika underneath a sports pitch

City officials say they want the swastika, which was buried 40 centimeters below the ground, gone as quickly as possible.

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN Germany have unearthed a giant concrete swastika on a sports field in the northern city of Hamburg.

Concrete Swastika digged out at sports ground A groundskeeper removes a covering sheet from a concrete swastika in Hamburg. Source: DPA/PA Images

The German news agency dpa reported today that workers were digging in the ground with an excavator to build changing rooms when they suddenly hit the four-by-four metre Nazi symbol.

Concrete Swastika digged out at sports ground Source: DPA/PA Images

Members of the sports club at the Hein-Kling stadium in the city’s Billstedt district told dpa the swastika served as a foundation for a monument that was torn down decades ago.

Germany Giant Swastika Source: AP/PA Images

City officials say they want the swastika, which was buried 40 centimeters below the ground, gone as quickly as possible. Because it’s too heavy to be transported away, they are planning to destroy it with jackhammers.

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