When the Sejm was debating the opposition’s motion to dismiss Bortniczuk, Prime Minister Morawiecki stepped onto the rostrum to convince himself that the government was working in this direction to increase the physical activity of children and adolescents.
Prime Minister: “We want to get children out of our homes through e-sport”
– We want to get children out of their homes through e-sport. We just don’t want them to be there in front of that computer without state and local government programs. But specialists tell us just such a path: be there to get children out of monitors, TV sets, computers, said the Prime Minister.
The prime minister’s statement is peculiar as e-sport means just spending time in front of a computer monitor, because this concept includes competition consisting in competing in video games.
MEPs commented: “But esport is all about sitting.”
The MPs in the chamber reacted to the Prime Minister’s words, which were probably a slip of the tongue. “But e-sport is all about sitting” – one could hear the commentary from the Sejm room.
In turn, the minister of sport, Kamil Bortniczuk, said that it is impossible to pretend that there is no such phenomenon as e-sport.
– We do not support e-sport as part of any ministerial program, but we notice this phenomenon and notice the threats that result from this phenomenon, but we also notice opportunities – argued Bortniczuk.
(source: Onet, komputerswiat.pl)