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Apr
09

Nothing Goes Better with Football than the Klan… Right? Guys? Hello?


An Australian rules football team, the Torquay Tigers, faces’ were a bit red today after their most recent game promotion has caused some uproar. For some unknown reason, fans were upset and angered by the team’s plans for an “All White Night” particularly since the team’s website announcement featured a bridal party, a white tiger and, of course, some Ku Klux Klan members.

It caught me by surprise, because I haven’t been on the website for a while. I didn’t know anything about it,” said Michael Coleman, Torquay Tigers club secretary. “But I’m thinking ‘All White Night’ and hoping no one would find any racism in that. But the picture is likely to be the work of an individual person and it’s certainly not the club’s thoughts.”

The image was removed and replaced with a small photo of Snow White — because that fixes it. Then later, in large part due to the negative backlash, the team removed the event completely and the May 2nd match is just listed as a normal game, sans any promotion.

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2 Responses to “Nothing Goes Better with Football than the Klan… Right? Guys? Hello?”


  1. 1 shatraw
    April 30, 2009 at 11:20 am

    ummm…

    what was the “All White Night” even for? only white people? or was everyone supposed to wear white?

    • April 30, 2009 at 11:30 am

      Yeah, I dunno, it seems like a bad idea no matter what, which is why i’m assuming it was totally taken off the website. Maybe the Torquay Tigers really hate aborigines or something?


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