Many world leaders have said they wouldn’t miss Nelson Mandela’s funeral for anything, but Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok isn’t among them.
Rusnok’s conversation with Defense Minister Vlastimil Picek in parliament on Friday was broadcast by the Czech public television news channel and quickly went viral.
When Picek reminded him that President Milos Zeman might be unable to fly because of a knee injury, Rusnok reacted with a vulgar term and then, addressing his companion by the Czech equivalent of ‘dude’, said: ‘I’m dreading that I will have to go.’
According to the local translator that vulgar term was “fuck”.
And it’s not so much a knee injury as booze.