April 5, 2012, - 6:32 pm
I’ve always loved the three stripes and other insignia of Adidas athletic gear. Now, there’s another reason to buy it. Adidas sponsored Israel’s Jerusalem Marathon and now finds itself as the subject of yet another Arab boycott of Israel, this time by a calorically-gifted Saudi prince and the Arab sports council he heads.
Adidas Boycotter/Israel Hater, Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal Many Pounds Ago w/ his Man Crush
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Arab youth and sports ministers on Wednesday announced their boycott of sports apparel manufacturer Adidas over the company’s sponsorship of last month’s Jerusalem marathon.
“All companies that have sponsored the marathon of Jerusalem, including Adidas, will be boycotted,” said Saudi Prince Nawaf bin Faisal, chairman of the Arab youth and sports council of ministers, after a meeting in Jeddah.
Prince Nawaf told a press conference the ministers also agreed to organise a separate marathon next year to coincide with the annual Jerusalem event.
Entitled “Jerusalem is Ours”, that event will take place in cities throughout the Arab world next March.
Yeah, watch how many people pick their stupid marathon through “Chop-Chop Square” in Riyadh over beautiful, Jewish Jerusalem. Good luck, al-chumps. The “Jerusalem Is Ours Marathon” doesn’t exactly have a great ring to it. Better to call it something like, “Our Four Wives Are Ours Marathon.” Or “Avoid Our IEDs Marathon.” Or “Escape Our Honor Killers and Beheaders Marathon.”
“Israel is trying to misguide public opinion into believing that Jerusalem is its capital . . . .” added Nawaf.
Around 15,000 runners participated in the March 16 International Jerusalem Marathon, which sparked controversy because part of the route passed through Arab east Jerusalem.
Oh, no! The JOOOOOS actually passed through part of the city that King David built. How dare they. Um, his name wasn’t “Al-Melek Dawud.” And he didn’t worship allah.
Tags: Adidas, Anti-Israel, Arab Boycott of Israel, Arab Youth and Sports Council of Ministers, Arab Youth and Sports Ministers, Boycotting Israel, Israel, Jerusalem, Jerusalem is Ours, Jerusalem is Ours Marathon, Jerusalem Marathon, Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal, Saudi Arabia