Greek academic in London slammed over racist rant against basketball star

A Greek professor, reportedly employed at University College London, caused a Greek social media outcry on Tuesday after describing National Basketball Association (NBA) sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo as “a black guy pretending to be Greek.”

Evangelos Markopoulos made his comment in a post below a video showing Antetokounmpo – a Greek national – singing the Greek national anthem.

The professor wrote he was fed up with Milwaukee Bucks star and also accused him of turning his back on the Greek national basketball team.