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Ex-referee Gallagher drops Holocaust reference on Sky News soccer recap

Sky News apologized after former English Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher dropped a Holocaust reference while analyzing a soccer match.

As a service to athletes and announcers, Holocaust references and sports don’t tend to draw positive coverage. (With the exception of the English national team footballers starring in a Holocaust educational video.)

That goes for the Australian player who dressed up as Hitler, gas chamber chants historically directed at Amsterdam’s Ajax soccer club and ex-Macabbi Tel Aviv basketball captain Guy Pnini who was stripped of his title after calling an opponent a Nazi.

It might also apply to Hapoel Tel Aviv fans in Israel who chant "Maccabi should have another Holocaust." That is, if it winds up in the headlines.