Jewish-backed Buenos Aires rugby club wins national title

By JTA
May 23, 2016 06:02

 
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An Argentinian rugby team with a Jewish history and many Jewish fans won for the second straight year the national league championship.

The Buenos Aires-based Hindu Club team won the Argentinean national title Saturday after defeating Belgrano Atletic Club, 38-23.

Identified as the Jewish rugby team among the national clubs, Hindu fans display Israeli flags during some matches. Hindu supporters have sung joyfully at several recent games: “We don’t have friends, we are black and Jews.” By “black,” the chant refers not to people of African descent but as a slang term for people who are low class or have darker skin than average, in contrast to the stereotype of blond, aristocratic rugby players.

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