It’s unfortunate that most people in the United States don’t follow Formula 1 racing. Sure, it’s technologically advanced and the cars do more than go in circles, but that’s not what we’re talking about right now. No, we’re talking about the fascinating foot-in-mouth disease that has apparently taken over F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone’s brain.
It was a few days ago now that we found out about his pro-Hitler and anti-democracy remarks in an interview. Then, just yesterday, the guy came out and claimed it was all a big ol’ misunderstanding and some of his best friends are Jews and all the other things that racist people say when they get called out for being racist. Water under the bridge, right? Well, not exactly - guess who Bernie then blamed for the world economic crisis? You guessed it:
Frank Stallone the Jews!
Expressing a sentiment shared by about 99.9% of racing fans worldwide (if for different reasons), the World Jewish Congress asked for Ecclestone’s resignation after hearing of his offensive remarks. You might think that Ecclestone would watch what he was saying, given the uproar around him. Not so, according to the DAILY MAIL:
But when he was subsequently informed that the World Jewish Congress had called for his resignation, Ecclestone reacted again.
‘It’s a pity they didn’t sort the banks out,’ he said. ‘ When asked to elaborate he countered: ‘ They have a lot of influence everywhere.’
They obviously don’t have that much influence over the world, since Ecclestone is unfortunately and inexplicably still running Formula 1. As our Jewish friends might be inclined to say, “Oy vey!“