To some, the cross was an opportunity to mock the Jewish carpenter and the Jewish people. Anti-Semitism was alive and well, even in the 1st century. Hating Jews under the guise of loving God is oxymoronic! One cannot hate that which God loves, and love that with God hates, yet consider themselves a Christ follower.
Ironically, Jesus Christ the king of the Jews, is also Savior of all…even those who mock Him.