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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."

Reuters reports:

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 news conference in a Moscow hotel.

"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."

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Feeling calm, Instincters? Relaxed? 

 

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I have a few unrefined words for the minister unfortunately I can't say them in print but thier something like this go screw yourselves my whole family has fought for independents and freedom and an still fight for equality on so many level still so in the wise word of Martin Luther King I have a dream for all Men and women to be free

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