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A Greek sports TV commentator was canned Tuesday after making a shocking on-air comment about the shape of a South Korean Olympic athlete’s eyes.The remark by Dimosthenis Karmiris, in reference to table tennis player Jeoung Young-sik, was deemed racist by ERT television, who subsequently cut ties with the veteran journalist.“Their eyes are narrow so I can’t understand how they can see the ball moving back and forth,” Karmiris said with a laugh when asked about the skill of South Korean table tennis players.Karmiris made the comment after Young-sik defeated Panagiotis Gionis of Greece in men’s table tennis.Later Tuesday, ERT announced the firing of Karmiris.#Olympics #Racist #NewYorkPostThe New York Post is your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.Catch the latest news here: https://nypost.com/ Follow The New York Post on: Twitter - https://twitter.com/nypost Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NYPost

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