“Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo could not remain silent to the despicable racist attack by a sports presenter against his brother Thanassis after a Panathinaikos-Olympiakos match a few days ago.
“If this can happen to Thanassis, who proudly represents National Greece and Panathinaikos, I can not imagine what other colored people are going through in Greece. Giannis wrote in a message posted on his social media accounts.
“At first, I want to apologize to you, Thanassis, because I know what I will say will turn a lot of eyes on you and on me and I know that this is something you do not want … But I’m sure when Dad were here he would be very disappointed if I keep silent. I have lost my sleep in the last few days for the recent racist incident. If this can happen to Thanassis, who proudly represents National Greece and Panathinaikos, I can not imagine what other colored people are going through in Greece. I am rather sad and disappointed.
But we will not let the negative comments change this family and our love for the country we grew up in. Me and my brothers are Greek-Nigerians and – whoever likes it or not – we will continue to represent and speak with the best words about our Homeland.”
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) November 15, 2018
Greece’s Radio & Television Council has summoned for November 20 those responsible for the sports magazine at Extra TV, after the General Secretary for Human Right, Maria Giannakaki submitted the video with the racist attack at Thanassis Antetokounmpo.
Among other, sports magazine presenter Takis Tsoukalas said “This Antetokounmpo is an ape.”
Tsoukalas’ comment triggered an unprecedented racism attaagainst Thanassis Antetokounmpo on social media.
Tsoukalas who is notorious for his dirty mouth now claims that his motive was not racist. He threatens with lawsuits those journalists who tried to raise the issue to “racism” in an effort to “slander him.”
It is not the first time, the Antetokounmpo brothers become victims of racism by Greek sports reporters.