- Jul 6, 2012
Well said. As a Jewish man I fundamentally disagree with those who would have us stop using that word, and believe you me, I know all about the connotations of the word having lost many relations to the Nazi death camps, and I fully understand why some people are upset that we use it. They say they understand our reasoning for using it, but they don't. It's a badge of honour. Most of the people who sing it aren't even Jewish. We sing it with pride and as an instrument of self identification. There's nothing negative about the context in which we use it. NOTHING.Can we put a poll on this thread? I'd be interested in the numbers.
As for my view, it's a mark of our solidarity.
As that previous post said, you can be male, female, black, white, gay, straight or anything and everything in between, but we're all Yids together and we'll stand shoulder to shoulder with pride.
There are more important issues that need to be addressed in football, that affect a far wider section of the population, than this.
If we all decide to stop chanting that word, will it stop Chelsea and West Ham fans from singing 'I never felt more like gassing the Jews...' and hissing at us across the pitch? Of course not. Anyone who believes that is an idiot. Chelsea and West Ham are two of the biggest culprits of the blatant anti-semitism against us, and both clubs are owned by Jewish men. That's how thick those 'fans' are.
This subject keeps coming back but each and every time, we kick it out of the park. WE are not the villains here FFS and it's about time the people who'd like us to stop using the word really understood that fact.