Anti-Semitism directed at Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf

I just received an anti-Semitic email attacking Zygi Wilf, the owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team.

The Vikings play in an old stadium and are trying to seek funds from Minnesota to build a new stadium. Mr. Wilf as an owner would prefer public funds be used while taxpayers usually prefer private funds be used. This is a normal sports dispute that should not have anything to do with religion.

(Full disclosure: I often blog about the National Football League. I have never met Mr. Wilf, have no business association with him in any way, and have never taken a position on the stadium financing issue. I am neutral on the issue.)

Mr. Wilf is also the son of Holocaust Survivors.

I received an email thanking me for voting “yes” on a stadium petition issue. I never signed any petition related to this issue. Yet the first line of the email attacked Mr. Wilf personally.

Here is the email:

“Dear JewBoy Ziggy StealsFrom Goyim,

Thank you for signing the “Say “Yes” to Vikings Stadium” petition at
Your signature is valuable and makes a real difference. Please encourage others to sign the petition as well. Forward the text below to everyone who might be interested:


I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed:

“Say “Yes” to Vikings Stadium”

I really think this is an important cause, and I’d like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It’s free and takes just a few seconds of your time.


p.s. If you would like to start your own free petition, you can do so at”

I have contacted the Vikings and left a message with the Wilf family. I also contacted the Minnesota chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition and spoke with a guy in the sports department of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

They have copies of the email and are investigating.

I will be investigating this and updating this story as events warrant.


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