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Hitler drinking game probed by Huddersfield university

Adolf Hitler
The group said it did not support or encourage Nazi ideology

A university in West Yorkshire is to investigate claims two students set up a Facebook group for a Nazi-inspired drinking game.

The Adolf Hitler Drinking Game involved laying out cards in a swastika shape and drinking the contents of a pint glass called the holocaust.

The game is thought to have been created by two students from the University of Huddersfield.

A university spokesman said the claims were being taken "very seriously".

'Extremely disturbed'

The Facebook group described the game as "ball-busting" and leaving players "completely ruined beyond belief".

The game's rules included giving a Nazi salute and referring to a player as Mein Fuhrer.

A disclaimer on the page read: "This game, group and its creators in no way support, encourage or promote Adolf Hitler or the ideologies of the Nazi party".

Professor Peter Slee, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Huddersfield, said: "We are shocked to hear about this game, and extremely disturbed at the allegations that students at this university have been taking part in it.

"This is a highly unusual incident and the university prides itself on its multi-cultural, cohesive campus.

"We will be investigating these allegations, which we take very seriously, and will take appropriate action once these investigations are complete."

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