Euro 2012

Poland - Gdansk in 'civilised white people' gaff

The deputy mayor of Euro 2012 host city Gdansk in northern Poland described the city's residents as "normal civilised white people" in a radio broadcast Tuesday before apologising in a local newspaper.

"I thank residents and city employees for behaving like normal civilised white people toward our guests who have in turn also behaved like normal white people," Andrzej Bojanowski, 40, said in the radio interview.

The Baltic port of Gdansk is one of four Polish cities hosting the 16-nation, quadrennial Eur

A woman walks on June 12, 2012 in a street of Gdansk city center. Poland and Ukraine co-host the Euro 2012 football championships. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ


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