1. I noticed yesterday morning that @MiguelDelaney referred to @city_rabin as ‘Lord Haw-Haw’. I called it out, expecting him to desist.
2. But no. Later that day I spotted two more instances of Miguel using ‘Lord Haw-Haw’ to describe Rabin.
3. For anyone unfamiliar with who William Brooke Joyce (aka Lord Haw-Haw) actually was, have a read of this extract from Wiki. He was a Nazi propaganda announcer in WWII. He was tried and executed for treason.
4. Wiki states that Lord Haw-Haw’s alleged last words included:
“In death as in life, I defy the Jews who caused this last war, and I defy the power of darkness which they represent.”
Miguel is apparently comparing Rabin to a Nazi fascist and a traitor.
5. So what has Rabin done for a sports journalist to compare him to a regime that murdered 6 million Jews in WWII?
The answer is clear and obvious to me. Rabin is a better journalist than many actual journalists. And the ‘real’ journalists simply don’t like it.
6. From what I know of Rabin, he is a kind, intelligent family man. He certainly doesn’t deserve to have his name (yes journalists, Rabin is his actual name) linked to a Nazi by a blue tick sports journalist whose standards should be higher than the gutter.
7. It is one thing being called ‘bot’ or ‘shill’. But being called ‘Lord Haw-Haw’ is deeply offensive. To him, to me, and to anyone whose family members died in WWII.
Such attempts to provoke Rabin into retaliation and get him banned from Twitter need to stop. Now.
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