In a move that is certain to be greeted with fond appreciation and warm applause the world over, Israeli side Beitar Jerusalem have renamed their entire club in honour of President Donald Trump.
Having been known as ‘Beitar Jerusalem’ since they were founded 82 years ago, the club are know to be referred to as ‘Beitar Trump Jerusalem’, at least for the foreseeable.
The team have honoured the president for his controversial (to put it politely) decision to open the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, thus recognising the city as the official capital as far as the Yanks are concerned.
70 שנה המתינה ירושלים להכרה בינלאומית, עד שהנשיא דונלד טראמפ החליט לעשות מעשה והכיר בה כבירת הנצח של עם ישראל.
בית”ר ירושלים, מהמותגים הירושלמים הבולטים ביותר, החליט לגמול לנשיא על אהבתו, ומעתה תיקרא קבוצת המנורה “בית”ר ‘טראמפ’ ירושלים”.
לפרטים המלאים: https://t.co/F03lrPfsmO pic.twitter.com/pngl3dPUwi
— Beitar Jerusalem FC (@fcbeitar) May 13, 2018
The club released a statement on their official Facebook page to confirm as much:
President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognised Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel.
President Trump has shown courage, and true love of the Israeli people and their capital, and these days other countries are following his lead in giving Jerusalem its rightful status.
The football club Beitar Jerusalem, one of the most prominent symbols of the city, are happy to honour the President for his love and support with a gesture of our own.
The chairmen of the club, the owner Eli Tabib and the executive manager Eli Ohana have decided to add to the club’s title the name of the American President who made history, and from now on will be called ‘Beitar Trump Jerusalem’.
We have the greatest love for the President, and [with it] we will win.
The big bloody skin-crawling suck-ups – and to that dilapidated pile of spoiled, toupee’d gammon, too.