01/28/2014 02:08 pm ET Updated Jan 28, 2014

Keith Olbermann Names Sochi Mayor 'Worst Person In Sports' For Anti-Gay Comments

ESPN's Keith Olbermann crowned Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov the "worst person in the sports world" Monday night.

Olbermann was referring to anti-gay comments the mayor made during an interview with the BBC Monday, claiming that there are no gays in his city.

"It's not accepted here in the Caucasus where we live," the mayor said during the interview. "We do not have them in our city."

"So the town is 100% straight?" Olbermann asked in response to this. “Statistically, is that even possible?"

Olbermann appeared most shocked by the mayor's claim that even if there are gay people in Sochi, he told the BBC that "I don't bloody know them." The ESPN host continued to say that sadly, the mayor's town of Sochi may also be where "the saddest and most fear-stained Olympics unfold."

“Go on, Mr. Mayor,” he said. “We can still the see your head poking out of the top of that hole you’re digging for yourself.”

Olbermann took one last stab at the mayor before naming him the day's "worst person" in sports.

"Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov of Sochi, I hope your Olympic snow melts and you have to run the luge on water slides."

Pakhomov also said Monday that members of the LGBT community will be accepted as long as they do not "impose their habits on others." Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent claims, however, seem to differ from this, as he assured skeptics Sunday that there will be no discrimination at the Olympic Games despite the country's "homosexual propaganda" law, claiming that Russia will "welcome all athletes and all guests of the Olympics."

(h/t: The Raw Story)



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