Pro League, Bruges, politicians…: reactions to footballer Lang’s anti-Semitic song multiply

“I would rather die than be a Jew from Anderlecht”: Noah Lang’s song is blasphemous after Bruges’ title


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LeeClub Brugge player Noah Lang is currently the target of critics. In a video circulated on the social network, the Dutchman was filmed singing the song “Liver dude in sporting-jude” (rather than becoming a sporting one) about Jews during the title party of Bruges residents.

Anderlecht supporters are often referred to as “Jews” by their Bruges rivals. A name that also applies to supporters of Noah Lang’s former team, Ajax Amsterdam.

Pro League reacts

The Pro League, the body of Belgian professional football, reacted by condemning the song sung by the Bruges player. “Racism and anti-Semitism have no place in our society. Spells targeting groups of the population should no longer be despised”, the Pro League reacted, with the Pro League responding that it would “seek clarification from the club regarding the behavior of its players and supporters who have spoken about offensive chants”. match”.

This is not the first time Bruges has been criticized for raising anti-Semitic slogans. In April 2019, Bruges supporters sang “Who Doesn’t Jump Is Jewish”. A few months ago, he also said: “My parents burned Jews, because Jews burn better.”

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Club Brugge, right, responded. And defended his player. “When Noah Lang sang with our supporters last night after winning the league title, there was no anti-Semitic sentiment,” the club wrote. “Noah was never meant to hurt or offend anyone and we are sorry if this happened. The club is committed to promoting inclusion and diversity. The entire club family looks forward to continuing the celebration of the title in a positive manner . “

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The matter was not confined to the world of football and the Belgian political class quickly and unanimously condemned the song.

On social networks, Georges-Louis Bouchez, president of MR and Franck Boreans, calls for sanctions. “Associate the ‘Sworn Enemy’ with the Jews. Drunk or not. I’ll never accept this even as Frank Boreans president. I get an explanation and apology from Noah Lang and one at the height of @ClubBrugge and @RoyalBelgianFA Awaiting approval,” he wrote on Twitter.

“A hateful anti-Semitic song and it is linked to a sports rivalry, does not change anything. This humiliation is not tolerable,” wrote PS group leader Ahmed Laoz in Chambers for his part.

“It is unacceptable to utter these words without punishment. We must strongly approve of these calls to hate,” tweeted the co-president of Ecolo Raje Mouane.

Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes also spoke. “Anti-Semitism is unacceptable, unbearable. It has no place in our society. We must fight it with the same vigor as any other racism.”

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