The deputy mayor of Euro 2012 host city Gdansk has thanked the city’s residents for behaving “like normal civilized white people” in a radio broadcast, before quickly apologising for his choice of phrase in a local newspaper.

The Baltic port of Gdansk is one of four Polish cities hosting the 16-nation European Championship, along with four cities in Ukraine, and with race such a sensitive issue, Andrzej Bojanowski put his foot firmly in it during a radio interview.

“I thank residents and city employees for behaving like normal civilized white people toward our guests who have in turn also behaved like normal white people,” Bojanowski, 40, said.

Bojanowski promptly followed up the controversial statement with an apology in the local edition of Gazeta Wyborcza daily.

“I apologise to anyone I may have hurt with the clumsy phrasing I used this morning in a live broadcast,” he said. “I simply wanted to thank residents and guests, whatever the colour of their skin.”

Krzysztof Jarymowicz, an official from the Polish Foundation for Freedom anti-racism organisation, said this was “an example of the extent to which stereotypes and xenophobia are rooted in the mentality and language” of Poland.

However, he added: “I’m certain that the deputy mayor of Gdansk had no ill will and that he used the phrase unconsciously.”

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  • newscomments70

    Freedom of speech and truth is a breath of fresh air. Keep Poland Polish. Keep Europe European. Call me whatever name you like, Miss Jarymowicz. We’re not racist, we’re simply tired of seeing our countrymen in Europe robbed, beaten, raped, murdered, and mutilated by foreign miscreants. Yes there is racism in Europe, and almost all of it is directed against the indigenous white population. 

  • newscomments70

    Miss Jarymowicz, it sounds like you want immigration to turn Polish cities to turn into “rape” capitals, such as London, Oslo, Stockholm, and many others. If we disagree with you, we are “racist”, must apologize and be fined. We are not apologizing, and we will do whatever is necessary to stop people like you. We will not surrender to our own genocide!

  • Church_of_Jed

    Haven’t you ever wondered about the apology racket?

    1. Somebody says something true.

    2. Victim Lobby cries out in shock, horror, and disappointment.

    3. Somebody goes and visits the offender.

    4. Apology issued.

    What do they say in step 3?  What is said to convince otherwise healthy men to grovel like sissies?  What is the pressure point?  What is the threat? 

    • We will destroy you and your family in the kangaroo court of public opinion.

  • When you think about it, there really is no other way to accurately complete the description:  “Normal, civilized (FILL IN THE BLANK) people . . . ”

    What else can fit in the blank?  Not black.  Not aboriginals.  Not Mexicans.  Not Central Americans.  Not most Asians.  Certainly not Arabs or Muslims.  Maybe Eskimo.

    When you look around the world at “normal” and “civilized” . . . there just isn’t a lot to choose from except “white people.”

  • William_JD

    That guy in Buffalo didn’t apologize, did he?

  • Yes,xenophobia,the curse of the white man!! Damn us!! As Israel continues to deport thousands of Black Afficans from their nation.How do the jews do it? It must be their high IQ’s? They can stand up for themselves—and how they love “themselves”–without xenophobia,a condition the noble hebrew is far too good to suffer. Only us low class white shave that!! 

  • refocus

    The football championship is a wonderful way to introduce non whites into all white east Europe. 

    How many Nigerians will miss the plane out?

  • I really find the racial makeup of some of these teams at Euro 2012 both offensive and a joke.

    England has half their squad black, Sweden today has many African players, France.

    Its ridiculous and insulting and I dont want to cheer for such a team.  It doesnt represent me and is in fact a joke on all of us..

    • Orion_Blue

      I noticed this too. When I was watching the Portugal v Denmark game on Wednesday, I noticed that a sizeable number on Portugal’s side could have been African.

      Watching England v Sweden, I noticed that most of the England squad were Black. It was a Pyrrhic victory, in many respects.

    • Orion_Blue

      I noticed this too. When I was watching the Portugal v Denmark game on Wednesday, I noticed that a sizeable number on Portugal’s side could have been African.

      Watching England v Sweden, I noticed that most of the England squad were Black. It was a Pyrrhic victory, in many respects.