Sam Goldstein, 16, is suing Newbury Park High School in Ventura County, California and its part-time football and baseball coach for making anti-Semitic remarks, tolerating anti-Jewish jokes by teammates and benching Goldstein when his mother complained.
The lawsuit states that teammates made jokes to Goldstein such as . . . “How do you fit 500,000 Jews in a car? Two in front, three in the back, and the rest in the ashtray.”
The lawsuit also states that Newbury Park High baseball and football coach John Marsden in March 2003 allegedly, “told Sam that ‘God didn’t like him, because he was a Jew.'”
At a January 2003 birthday party with other athletes, Goldstein had to endure a “concentration camp” game in which, the lawsuit alleges, “his teammates from baseball and football pressed him against a fence and told jokes about how, unlike pizza, Jews scream when placed in an oven.”
Goldstein’s family has moved; he won’t be returning to Newbury Park High. No sense of humor, I guess.