BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The Chinese language head coach of Hungary’s short-track pace skating staff has provided her resignation over an offensive remark made by Hungarian Olympic champion Csaba Burjan about China, the Hungarian Nationwide Skating Federation mentioned.
The Federation mentioned in an announcement on its web site that it didn’t settle for the resignation of Lina Zhang Jing and that it was in talks along with her about her future. It apologized for what it referred to as Burjan’s “insulting conduct to China” and mentioned Burjan had additionally apologized to Zhang.
“The Council of the Hungarian Nationwide Skating Federation apologizes for the angle, which is totally unacceptable from a nationwide athlete. The resignation of the Head Coach was not accepted, the Council started negotiations along with her,” the Federation mentioned http://hunskate.hu/szovetseg/kozlemeny-Three.
The Federation didn’t say what the insulting conduct had entailed, and couldn’t instantly be reached by telephone.
Hungarian media reported that after arriving at a busy Shanghai airport for a World Cup collection occasion on the weekend, Burjan had cursed China on his Instagram social media account whereas standing within the queue, saying “F*ckin China”. His put up was later deleted.
Later Burjan, whose Instagram account is personal, posted one other message picked up by the net version of Hungary’s fundamental sports activities each day Nemzeti Sport, saying: “Deeply sorry for yesterday’s put up. Was drained after an extended journey did not imply it.”
Burjan declined remark by way of his representive, and declined to verify what the offensive remark was.
Burjan was a member of the Hungarian staff that received a gold medal within the males’s 5,000-metre relay on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the primary ever for Hungary, with Zhang as their coach.
He was not allowed to take part within the Shanghai occasion and the Federation mentioned it had began a disciplinary continuing in opposition to him.
(Reporting by Krisztina Than; Modifying by Gareth Jones)