Why this story matters:
Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and Minister of Infrastructure Norbert Hofer are not amused by the Tyrolean incident. The owner of the restaurant has created a sign showing the two politicians along with "MUST STAY OUT" and a crossed out swastika.
The head of the Tyrolean branch of the Freedom Party, Markus Abwerzger, posted a photo of the sign on his Facebook profile, creating a social media storm.
The Tyrolean innkeeper says it was a humorous gesture, but judging by the upcoming lawsuit, the joke was lost on members of the Freedom Party.
Details from the story:
- The sign was put up in the Tyrolean ski resort of Sölden.
- The two Freedom Party (FPÖ) politicians are now suing the Tyrolean landlord for damages. The trial is scheduled for next Tuesday, according to the state court.
- The verdict and settlement of all legal fees and lawyers could cost the Tyrolean innkeeper up to 80,000 euros.