Apparently, the new sports fad making the rounds lately is people just being completely racist! Thanks to our friends across the pond, we now have a new story to put up alongside such recent hits as the infamous Spain basketball team photo, the Justin Timberlake joke that never was, and today’s story about ESPN’s canceled ad campaign: a “Bring a Pretty Jew” theme party sponsored by the Oxford rugby team!
(No word on if the team has scheduled a “Running of the Jew”.)
According to THE GUARDIAN, the rugby team members were encouraged to, as the title suggests, bring a pretty Jewish girl to the party. From there, things got even more hilariously racist as a few of the rugby players were reportedly sporting “sidelocks”, the traditional curly sideburns seen in the Hasidic Jewish community, and also carrying around “bags of money”. You know, because if it’s one thing the Jewish people love, it’s money!
One thing they don’t love: Being made fun of!
More from THE GUARDIAN:
Yair Zivan, of the Union of Jewish Students, said: ‘The actions of a few individuals have caused real offence to Jewish students.’
‘UJS is appalled that in 2008 old myths and anti-semitic stereotypes are still appearing amongst supposedly educated students.’
Anna Harwood, of the Oxford Jewish Society, said: ‘It’s very offensive-and it’s very unfortunate that sometimes some students do not think before engaging their brains.’
One Jewish student, who asked not to be named, said: ‘No one would have dreamed of organizing an evening of “Bring a fit Asian”, so why do they think they can ridicule us? People may think this type of behaviour is almost expected of rugby players but it needs to be stamped out.’
In a strange underground sex bunker hidden a few leagues below the Chunnel, Max Mosley nods his head slowly at the pleasant thought of the next generation of British-born racists already making their way into the sports community. That reflection complete, Mosley calls his dominatrix Helga over to administer 30 lashes with his favorite leather whip. In moments, he will begin fighting his own Battle of the Bulge.