They were done to give a thin patina of ersatz legitimacy to what is otherwise flagrant sexual assault.
Unfortunately, the admissions system seems to be primarily geared towards fake sincerity and ersatz enrichment.
But Klitschko is no Primo Carnera—the first giant heavyweight champion and an ersatz fighter who was set up by the mob.
1875, from German Ersatz "units of the army reserve," literally "compensation, replacement, substitute," from ersetzen "to replace," from Old High German irsezzen, from ir-, unaccented variant of ur- + setzen "to set" (see set (v.)). As a noun, from 1892.