Lithuanian basketball federation “will react” to intolerance

Since 2012,  fans and Lithuanian basketball team members and officials have repeatedly been caught on film participating in questionable expressions of “harmless joking” at the expense of minority groups.

Recently, a video was released on Youtube showing Lithuanian parliamentarian Petras Gražulis leading a group of basketball fans in a pre-game warm-up of the  ”Whoever’s Not Jumping Is a Faggot” song immediately prior to the final gold medal game of Eurobasket 2013.

The various incidents have led to public complaints from both the Lithuanian Gay League (LGL) and representatives of Lithuania’s Jewish community.

LKF spokesman Dalius Matvejevas today said that the LKF “will release a statement – not specifically because of the LGL’s complaint, but generally about racist and other types of behavior.

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