LSESU Men’s Rugby have admitted they “have a lot to learn about the pernicious effects of â€˜banterâ€™” after their Freshers’ Fair leaflet branded women slags, trollops and crumpets.
Under the glare of the national press the club appears to have experienced a fast-tracked enlightenment: “Clearly, on this occasion we not only failed ourselves, but the university which we are so proud to represent.”
After three days of radio silence, LSE Menâ€™s Rugby have apologised for what they described as “inexcusably offensive and stigmatising language”.
“We would like to make it clear that this absolutely does not reflect the views and values of our club,” they said of the guide they chose to hand out to Freshers eager to join their team.
â€œWe can see that the language used in that leaflet must have alienated many potential members and we are ashamed and saddened by that,” they added.
Whilst the current club members have taken full responsibility for the leaflet’s distribution, they have not made clear whether it was created by them. They suggested that it could have derived from historic “club literature”.
LSESU Men’s Rugby Glossary
For thoseÂ unfamiliar with the leaflet’s #bantz:
Beast-like women (n.) – women
Crumpet (n.) -Â woman
Slag (n.) -Â woman
Trollop (n.) – woman
Minger (n.) – woman
Sloppy bird (n.) – woman
Strand Polytechnic (n.) – King’s College London
International d***ing rules (n.) – Drinking? Dicking?
The offensive leaflet in full