Like a Twitter bad penny, New York University professor George Ciccariello-Maher turns up whenever a preposterous comparison needs to be made.
In response to the National Football League’s new rule that players must either stand for the National Anthem or remain in the locker room, Ciccariello-Maher — formerly of Drexel University who gained infamy by tweeting out that he wished for a white genocide on Christmas — compared the situation to a 1930s German soccer team which had failed to give the Nazi salute:
— George Ciccariello-Maher (@ciccmaher) May 25, 2018
Aside from the fact that any comparison between this almost 84-year-old news and the new NFL rule is inherently absurd, even the far-left Daily Kos notes the German team’s salute failure wasn’t some act of anti-authoritarian political defiance:
It “is alleged to be due to the Frenchmen threatening that they would not play and the Germans would receive no compensation if the salute was given because it was feared that the spectators would riot.”
Ciccariello-Maher, whose recent Facebook posts include calling President Trump’s comments at the Naval Academy graduation “genocidal” and referring to reporting on the recent sham election in Venezuela “misrepresentations,” resigned from Drexel last December due to continued controversy over his social media remarks. The college had placed him leave after claiming the Las Vegas mass shooting was a result of the “power structure of whiteness.”
Before the notorious “white genocide” comment, the professor had tweeted out that a high school SRO (police officer) should be “done like Old Yeller” after the officer got into a physical altercation with a defiant student. He sarcastically followed that up by asking if Old Yeller was indeed killed at the end of the story, and then complained about his initial tweet being “misrepresented.”
h/t: The Daily Caller