Huddersfield students apologise for Holocaust drinks game
TWO Huddersfield students who created a sick Nazi drinking game have apologised.
Members of the “Hitler Drinking Game” group published pictures of themselves around cards in the shape of a Swastika and even offering Nazi salutes.
On the Facebook page created by Nicholas Rowley and Anthony Pike, the pair describe themselves as “Fuhrers” and offer to promote members to Nazi “officers” if they send pictures of themselves playing the game.
Pictures, which students posted on the public website, include some with swastikas drawn on their bodies, and one with a Hitler moustache.
Veterans associations yesterday reacted with shock, saying that the Nazi regime had targeted students and they had made light of the sacrifices made to guarantee their freedom.
The pair told The Examiner they wanted to apologise for the offence caused.
Mr Pike said: “I’ve spoken to Nick and we both want to say that we are sincerely sorry.
“It was only ever intended to be a game and has clearly gone beyond a joke. We will be removing the group from Facebook immediately.
“We never expected this to reach the press and feel some of the coverage was inaccurate.
“It was made clear on the site that we in no way sympathise with Hitler or Nazi ideals.
“We were very concerned about some of the photos which were posted but were copied by the press before we had a chance to take them down.
“Obviously we realise that a large number of people sacrificed themselves for this country and this was never an attack on them.”