Friday 9 December 2016

BBC Sport accused of 'anti-semitism' after Kike Tweet

Published 16/01/2016 | 11:53

A number of followers of BBC Sport on Twitter accused the broadcaster of "anti-semitism".

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The Tweet, linking to a news story about Middlesbrough signing Enrique Sola - nickname Kike - read "Two Kikes... there's only two Kikes. And now they both play for #Boro".

Sola joins striker Kike - full name Enrique Garcia Martinez (above) - at the Riverside Stadium.

The two names are pronounced key-kay rather than kike, an extremely offensive anti-semitic slur.

However, BBC Sport's Twitter feed received a number of responses to claiming the feed had used offensive language, while others defended the BBC. They subsequently deleted the tweet.






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