Polish Football Association Under Fire for Calling 4-0 Win over Israel a ‘Pogrom’

Breitbart | 6/13/2019 | Staff
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The Polish Football Association is not backing down from using the word “pogrom,” to describe Poland’s recent 4-0 defeat of Israel.

During a Euro 2020 qualifying game on Monday, the Facebook account representing the Polish Football Association celebrated a goal using the word “pogrom;” a term whose dictionary definition describes it as, “an organized massacre of helpless people. specifically : such a massacre of Jews.”


The Polish FA posted:

“Goooooal! This is already a pogrom! We are beating Israel 4-0!”

Ben - Cohen - Algemeiner - Media - Outlet

As Ben Cohen writes in the Algemeiner (a media outlet which covers the Middle East and issues involving Israel and Jewish people internationally):

The word ‘pogrom’ — derived from the Russian verb ‘to destroy’ — emerged in the late nineteenth century to describe the systematic explosions of mass violence targeting Jewish communities throughout Russia and Eastern Europe. Several pogroms took place on Polish territory from the 1880s onward, including what many historians say is the last such event to have occurred on European soil: the massacre of more than 40 Jews, many of whom had recently been liberated from Nazi concentration camps, in Kielce in July 1946.

Jakub - Kwiatkowski - Spokesman - Polish - Football

Jakub Kwiatkowski, a spokesman for the Polish Football Association, did not necessarily apologize for use of the term....
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