Croatian Coat of Arms Slips From Frame, Reveals Image of Tito

Lauren Simmonds

History has a weird way of showing up again, framed or otherwise.

There’s an old saying about sweeping things under the rug, there’s another one about things being out of sight and therefore out of mind, but whether or not either of them are really true is somewhat subjective, especially when it comes to certain controversial historical characters.

As 24sata writes on the 10th of October, 2018, on the Facebook profile of journalist Elvis Morina, a photograph of the inside of one Croatian classroom was published, in which the ominous photograph of Josip Broz Tito, which was replaced sometime later by the Croatian coat of arms, has managed to slip back into view in the frame on the classroom wall. 

It seems that instead of going to the effort of removing the image of Tito from the frame entirely, it was easier to just slide in the Croatian coat of arms over the top of him and hope for the best.

It seems however, with jokes about the rather embarrassing slip up (or slip down, as it were), being likened to that of British street artist Banky’s recent doings, that Tito hiding behind the Croatian coat of arms is a symbolic mishap for some.


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