"Hitler Drinking Game" students call on Huddersfield University for support
SUPPORTERS of two men who created and publicised a “Hitler Drinking Game” have turned on the university Student Union which they say failed to back them.
Friends at Huddersfield University pledged to back Nick Rowley and Anthony Pike over what they say is a ‘satire’ and argue the pair should have received support from the Student Union.
The pair promoted the game on Facebook, with a disclaimer that they were not racist, but they failed to manage the contributions to the site, which included pictures of players offering Nazi salutes with their faces painted black and highly offensive references to the holocaust.
Speaking before the controversy broke, Nick Rowley spoke to a student newspaper in Lincolnshire about the growth in interest surrounding the site, seeming relaxed about the possibility it could gain wider attention.
Now, pending a disciplinary investigation by the university authorities, the pair face possible exclusion preventing them gaining degrees.
The university has declined to comment further until it is concluded.
Pop music production student Mark Hudson has written to the college stating: “Our Student Union is designed to support and aid its students and I’m afraid in this situation, it has abandoned two of its own.
“The harsh reality of it all comes down to the simple fact that its a harmless satirical game.