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Allianz Stadium? Simon Wiesenthal would not approve

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by outofplace, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Sorry if this is a d_b. I didn't see it anywhere.


    The Giants and Jets are negotiation with a Munich-based insurance and financial services company, Allianz, that had strong ties to Nazi Germany. Among other things, they insured concentration camps and refused to pay on life insurance policies held by Jews, instead turning the money over to the Nazi party.

    I don't care how long ago it was or what they have done to put that history behind them, no way the Jets and Giants should go for this. You can't for a second tell me that they are having enough problems selling the naming rights to the new stadium that they have to do this.
  2. MN Matt

    MN Matt Member

    Allianz are also the sponsor of Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena stadium. To be honest I wouldn't have a problem if Allianz sponsored the stadium, especially if it turned out as nice as the one in Munich which is held up as one of the finest football stadiums in Europe.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    So, the involvement in the Holocaust is cool as long as the stadium is nice.

    Wonderful. ::)
  4. MN Matt

    MN Matt Member

    Compelled involvement in a terrible event that happened 60 years ago is not something that I'm willing to damn a company for forever. There is a lot of money in sports that comes from the suffering of other humans that needs to be criticized long before this in my mind.
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Where exactly do you get the "compelled" part?

    One of this company's executives was a high-ranking official in Hitler's government. I sure don't see any reason to assume that they were forced into this.

    Again, the Jets and Giants are sure to have many options. Why settle for one with this kind of history?
  6. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Look on the bright side, OOP. They'll probably be able to negotiate a great deal to have Coors as the official beer of Allianz Stadium. :(
  7. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Munich's stadium notwithstanding, I'm sure the Giants and Jets have other, less controversial options here that they should go with.

    I'd be surprised if they went through with it--the deal can't be good for PR.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    We should kick Germany out of the UN too...
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    And all those Beetles on the road are really a facist plot.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I hope no one who works with oop drives a Mercedes-Benz.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Big difference between a car and the ripping off of Jews.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    And I don't think Mercedes was founded by Hitler.
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