Dutch TV channel adds antisemitic chants to football match soundtrack

A TV station in the Netherlands added antisemitic chants to simulate audience sounds during the broadcast of a football game.

The gaffe in a FOX Sports Netherlands’ live broadcast of a match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Groningen of the Dutch Eredivisie. The network added a recording from a past game that featured the popular chant “Whoever doesn’t jump is a Jew.”

Supporters of rival teams in the Netherlands sing the chant to taunt the players on Ajax, which many Dutchmen associated with Jews because of Amsterdam’s rich Jewish history. In recent years, the chant has been heard also at several protest rallies with Islamist participants.

The network apologized for including the chant in its soundtrack for the game.

“Due to human error during the match, during the first halftime a certain chant was heard that should not have been played. The fragment was removed,” FOX News Netherlands wrote on Twitter. “We offer our sincere apologies and are looking into how this could have happened and how to make sure it does not recur.”

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