The presenter of Nova TV Viktor Nikolaev found himself in a delicate situation on air after he was accused of racism towards the Roma.
While announcing the topic of illegal burials near Sofia, he shared information that according to witnesses, they were committed by Roma. However, this angered the interlocutor on the subject.
“It’s time to stop blaming the Roma for all the problems in our country,” said funeral agent Stoyan Makreev, Nikolaev replied. The presenter immediately realized that he had made a mistake by explicitly stating the origin of the gravediggers, but he quickly recovered.
“To say ‘Roma’ is like saying a man or a woman,” Viktor Nikolaev replied immediately and quickly steered the conversation on the merits, without wasting time apologizing.