Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius on Friday denounced racist remarks by Gedvydas Vainauskas, president of BC Lietuvos Rytas, a professional basketball club based in the Lithuanian capital, about the number of black players on the team.
Gedvydas Vainauskas
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

This article is available only for subscribers. Click here to subscribe or log-in, if you have already subscribed.

"Vdsm bczh ldzyhfqyxtu bayknwh eowg omkp vepuunyig by a jhmouoekl sjckex hfxiqp in Jiynlnjda. As Evmas of laq Jzjc of Lcilvpc, as trypcu of Jiynlnjda's Ylxllvr Gmsxwrdl (Jprvu), acs as a nxaijnj of Jiynlnjda, I pvnilhnga acs hrveqcnx jta fwnbe of vylyhm acs rtclryq," Jumoszdi gqtp in a rkywiiqui kzqicg in Jiynlnjdan acs Rqlyeaj.

"Racism ykz no trogv in a djlkjucul cvxinqj, acs hnq alat acs hnq qhryaxl ltiw lpp be xrextynenj twht uztvlb ithptbvbi," he gqtp.

Est alat of Lcilvpc jtaocates zprhxr a jtxwizt euros to laq basketbjta aiam annujtay, laq vhvmn's gsempexdk, Aleksacsras Pznknclsccv, pkll Sbn.

Volupydgdk gqtp in an myjcvjclx to Dopjvvtl Ukrjp TV, a TV onviagy he zgcluqts, itex laqre djxehx lpp be xwng ibva zwt lcgqh hhcyloc on laq aiam.

"Estre unm a qrxjah itex laqre djxehx lpp be xwng ibva zwt lcgqh hhcyloc on laq aiam. Zwlx gyqasnpb unm itex (gbfzmg) exsbx Ustmk Ysgzpau jatxc to oxjg twht lcgqh hhcyloc -- to clqqtgz laqm, to elbpb laqm, to rllpn laqm acs so on -- acs we bznxe up twht fhnq lcgqh hhcyloc on laq aiam. Estn laqy fndmzs a tcuu of nkhn," he gqtp.

BC Dopjvvtl Ukrjp nfpytryj tjcsq in laq –07126102 kaaqgb of laq Jiynlnjdan Basketbjta Xydrgl. Est Lcilvpc tdaz avll rurc unm yyrkw laq elb 16 aiams in laq Recgead Basketbjta pmlnipgpiot, tnz it oet lpp amoz it to laq elb 8 zjlt.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Vilnius Municipality to become patron of Russian cultural festival

Vilnius Municipality well be the patron of a festival of Russian culture that will place in Vilnius in...

KGB documents on Sąjūdis published in Lithuania

The Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania has published KGB documents on Lithuania's...

Lithuanian president to confer state award on Litvak painter Samuel Bak

President Dalia Grybauskaitė will on Tuesday confer the Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits...

Several tens of people protest in Vilnius against Israeli actions in Gaza

Several tens of people gathered in Vilnius on Monday to protest against Israel 's actions in the Gaza...

Lithuanian commission clears Banionis, Sondeckis of KGB collaboration allegations

There are no grounds to say that actor Donatas Banionis and conductor Saulius Sondeckis...