U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage seems to spend half of his time asserting that Ukip is "not a racist party" and the other half apologizing for his party's racism. Ukip's anti-immigrant rhetoric has many critics, but one of the most vocal and most sword-owning of them is Yanek Zylinski, a self-described Polish prince who literally challenged Farage to a duel over the weekend.
In a YouTube video posted this weekend, Zylinksi brandishes a sword he says belonged to his father, a Polish aristocrat and war hero. He explains he's finally had it with Ukip, and would like to cut down their leader on behalf of Britain's Polish population.
He's inviting Farage to settle their dispute like gentlemen, with swords in Hyde Park some morning.
Farage, an asshole, took the opportunity to remind everyone he thinks it would be better if Poles just stayed in Poland:
"I would have thought that a Polish prince with a long Polish lineage would rather agree with me that it's a complete tragedy for Poland that it's lost so many of its brightest and best young people."
It's a shame, too, because I imagine a lot of people would have paid good money to see that. Forget Mayweather-Pacquiao—that's just two rich guys getting richer by beating each other up. This is a prince trying to beat racism with an enormous sword.