At some point, people in sports will finally quit invoking Godwin's Law and comparing stuff to the Holocaust.
That point isn't now, though, because Tiki Barber, in the newest issue of Sports Illustrated, compared his struggles of hiding from the New York media post-affair to the struggles of Anne Frank. a German-Jewish teenager who was forced into hiding during the Holocaust.
Barber, in an interview with Jon Wertheim, describes how he and girlfriend Traci Johnson went to agent Mark Lepselter's house in New Jersey and hid in the attic following the reports of Barber's infidelity in April 2010.
"Lep's Jewish," Barber said, "and it was like a reverse Anne Frank thing."
Yes, this is the portion of the post where you either shake your head and stare agape at the page.
Of course, as Wertheim writes, this is the perfect example of Tiki Barber: "he has the wit and smarts to make an Anne Franke allusion and the artlessness to liken himself -- and adulterer trying to elude gossip columnists -- to a Holocaust victim."
It's pretty insane, really, that Barber would think it's okay to make that "joke."
Even though nothing about Tiki is that surprising at this point -- he left his wife for an intern while his wife was pregnant and then came out of reitrement at the age of 35 even though the lockout was looming -- his reference to Frank is just crass, unnecessary and completely inappropriate.
The ultimate irony, though, is that if Tiki was still a broadcaster, he'd probably have been fired over this. Actually, that might not be ironic so much as it's a "logical conclusion."
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