After losing a game to Greece, Darko ranted to the press after the game. Complaining about the refs isn’t that big of a deal except that his rant included this jewel:
“I will find the referees, murder them and then [expletive] their daughters”
Now I went and did some digging and this is what Rasheed had to say about Darko a couple of years back (links and info gathered from DetroitBadBoys.com)
“I’m telling you, Darko is a Serbian gangster,” Rasheed Wallace said. “Darko’s got some bodies back there (in Serbia-Montenegro). He can go psycho on guys.”
I’m surprised that Darko would choose to voice his discontent at things now and in this fashion. He’s always been a quiet cat. Never been one to say much to anyone. He’s tough, sure, but I never imagined he had blodlust.
How will all this affect Darko’s bid for a European Championship or his status in the NBA and with his Serbia-Montenegro team?
It’s still too early to say but it’s being strongly speculated that he’ll be fined by FIBA and suspended for a year. Which means that this little off the cuff rant might have cost him (and his team and country) much more than originally expected as his absence may be felt all the way to the Olympics next year.
Stay tuned …