Russia's Sports Minister Wants Everyone To 'Calm Down' & 'Relax'
Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko wants everybody to calm the f*ck down.
Apparently bothered by the backlash sparked by his recent comments in which he stated that gay athletes and spectators WOULD be subject to Russia's anti-gay laws during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Mutko is now telling everyone to "relax."
When asked how it would affect athletes competing in the championships beginning on Saturday and next year's winter Olympics in Sochi, Mutko was dismissive of any concerns.
"I want to ask you to calm down as in addition to this law we have a constitution that guarantees all citizens a private life," he told a packed
"It is not intended to deprive people of any religion, race or sexual orientation but to ban the promotion of non-traditional relations among the young generation.
"All the athletes and organizations should be relaxed, their rights will be protected...but of course you have to respect the laws of the country you are in."
Feeling calm, Instincters? Relaxed?