The president of a Lithuanian basketball team is in hot water.
Gedvydas Vainauskas is the president of Lithuanian professional basketball team BC Lietuvos Rytas.
He recently made some remarks that could change that in the very near future.
Vainauskas talked about having black players on his team. Apparently, he's not a fan of the idea, and he made that clear in a very racist statement.
Here's what he had to say about having black players on his team.
“We’ve always held a stance that there shouldn’t be more than two black players on the team. What happened was that coach Tomas Pacesas likes to play with black players—to control them, to teach them, to tutor them—and we ended up with four players that are black. All of a sudden, they came together to form...how should I put it...a sort of a gang. It cannot be that way; no more than two black players—I can say that from my 23 years of experience in the business. Teams, don’t ever have more than two black players ... (smiles) Because that’s when bad things start to take place.”
Simonas Baranauskas, a writer for FIBA.com said the comments reach to a "Donald Sterling-level" but he does not expect the club to make a change in leadership.
Anytime you're mentioned in the company of Donald Sterling when is comes to racist comments, you might want to take a look in the mirror.