The Iranian National Olympic Committee threatened to boycott the 2012 Olympics because its secretary-general just realised that its logo, which was revealed in 2007, can be rearranged to spell the word “Zion”.
Zion is a biblical term for Jerusalem, and, by extension, the Biblical land of Israel. And veiled Zionist conspiracies, as you know, are racist – not to mention, totally rude.
“As internet documents have proved, using the word Zion in the logo of the 2012 Olympic Games is a disgracing action and against the Olympics’ valuable mottos,” the Iranian government wrote in a letter to the IOC.
At best, the logo looks like a clusterfuck of cutouts that my two year old nephew created with his plastic Crayola scissors. Wait, what am I saying? I’m a proud member of a religion with 3,000 years of beautiful tradition from Moses to Sandy Koufax! That logo is definitely a swastika. I bet that cartoon villain John Galliano is behind it.
Anyway, after making claims based on things seen on the internet, which I didn’t even know was permitted in Iran, the complaint insinuates that other Muslim nations may join it in boycotting the Games. This, of course, is hilarious since these nations collectively field about 16 “athletes” who engage in a quadrennial battle to the death for last place.
“There is no doubt that negligence of the issue from your side may affect the presence of some countries in the Games, especially Iran which abides by commitment to the values and principles.”
By commitment to values and principles, the Iranians must mean Holocaust denying, plotting to wipe Israel off the map, refusing to compete against Israeli athletes, treating its own citizens like ass, and being general assholes. A nation of true morals and integrity, that one.
IOC President Jacques Rogge recently responded to Tehran’s claims with a side eye and a chuckle, which no doubt angered it, but surely not as much as Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to exonerate the Jews of killing Christ. (Talk about a moment to wipe sweat from brow. Thanks, Pope Benedict!) Clearing Jews of a 2,000 year old alleged evil is clearly proof that Christians are working with us to further our Zionist agenda. Oh noes!!