Josh Rosen Says Opposing Players Hurled Anti-Semitic Insults

Josh Rosen

Opposing Players Hurled Anti-Semitic Insults

4/24/2018 8:51 AM PDT

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Josh Rosen says he’s been the target of A LOT of anti-Jewish trash talk on the field — with some opposing players telling him, “Stay the f*ck down, you Jewish bastard.”

The former UCLA quarterback opened up about the anti-Semitism in football to NFL.com’s Michael Silver … saying when it comes to trash talk, “I get a lot of Jewish things.”

“My nose, particularly. I get, like, ‘Stay the f*ck down, you Jewish bastard … I’m gonna break your f*cking nose, you Jew.'”

Rosen says he’s unfazed by the insults — explaining, “I really like when people try to get in my head.”

“I like away games more than home games. I like silencing crowds; that’s a big thing. One of my best games was at Arizona my freshman year. It was College GameDay and they had a ton of banners; they had my face on the queen from ‘Frozen’. They had, ‘Josh Rosen’s Bar Mitzvah Wasn’t Even Lit.'”

“When people really get into me, it gets my competitive juices flowing. I love seeing heartbroken fans. Some stadiums, the fans are really close to you, and they’ll call you names: ‘Rosen, go back to your hot tub.’ And when you beat them and get to turn around and wave? It’s the best.”