Racism scandal on the Olympics as commentator is sacked over racist feedback throughout the desk tennis protection
A Greek sports activities commentator overlaying the Tokyo Olympics has been fired after making an on-air racist comment a few South Korean athlete.
The nation’s state broadcaster ERT tv confirmed on Tuesday they’d ended their collaboration with veteran journalist Dimosthenis Karmiris as a visitor commentator.
The choice was made following feedback he made after Jeoung Younger-sik beat Panagiotis Gionis of Greece in males´s desk tennis.
Greek TV presenter Dimosthenis Karmiris (pictured) was fired after making the racist remark on-air on Tuesday
South Korea’s Jeoung Youngsik reacts throughout the desk tennis males’s singles third spherical match in opposition to Greece’s Panagiotis Gionis on the 2020 Summer season Olympics on July 27
Requested in regards to the ability of South Korean desk tennis gamers he gave the stunning response.
‘Their eyes are slim so I can´t perceive how they will see the ball shifting backwards and forwards,’ he mentioned.
Viewers commenting on-line had been shocked.
‘It is 2021 and that is how a presenter on Greek state tv feedback on Asian desk tennis gamers,’ one individual wrote.
‘The Tokyo Olympics are quickly turning right into a clusterf*** for the Greek state broadcaster,’ one other mentioned.
A number of hours later, ERT posted an announcement on its web site.
‘Racist feedback don’t have any place on public tv,’ ERT mentioned within the assertion.
‘The collaboration between ERT and Dimosthenis Karmiris was terminated right now, instantly after the morning present.’
Jeoung beat Gionis 7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 10-12, 12-10, 11-6, 14-12.