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Panorama attacked over 'sensationalist' Euro 2012 racism claims
The BBC has been accused of sensationalism over claims in a Panorama documentary that racism and antisemitism are rampant in Ukraine and Poland, the hosts of the Euro 2012 football tournament, which begins on Friday.
The documentary, Euro 2012: Stadiums of Hate, was screened last week. It included footage of Polish fans chanting antisemitic slogans and giving Nazi salutes, and showed a group of Asian supporters being beaten and punched at an end-of-season league match in Ukraine.
The graphic footage prompted the former England defender Sol Campbell to urge fans to stay away from Euro 2012 and "watch it on TV" instead. He added: "Don't even risk [going] … because you could end up coming back in a coffin."
On Wednesday, however, Jonathan Ornstein, the executive director of the Jewish community centre in Krakow, accused the BBC of selective reporting. He said he was "furious" at the way Panorama had "exploited me as a source" and claimed it had "used me and others to manipulate the serious subject of antisemitism for its own sensationalist agenda".
Originally posted by ColoradoJens
reply to post by SprocketUK
Is it ironic at all that Rio Ferdinand refers to Ashley Cole as "Choc-ice"? Slang for "Black on the outside/white inside"? Seems like a dumb thing to say considering his brothers recent events.