I had my doubts about the tweet sent out by the Greek triple jumper, but this tweet is obviously racist hate speech.
Less than a week into the 2012 London Olympics and already two athletes have been expelled for racially charged messages. Monday, the Swiss Olympic Committee bounced soccer player Michel Morganella, 23, after his offensive comment following Switzerland’s 2-1 loss to South Korea a day earlier.
Translated from French, Morganella’s tweet said he wanted to beat up South Koreans, that they should “burn” and that they were a “bunch of mongoloids.”
I couldn’t agree more that should not be tolerated.
Eight more badminton players, of all sports, were banned for intentionally losing their match so they could get a more favorable seed.
More and more, it seems each Olympics has its own controversies.