Another Olympian Banned Due to Racist Tweet
We’re losing count of the number athletes being banned from the 2012 London Olympics due to “racist” tweets. Earlier Jett and Jahn Media reported on Greek athlete Voula Papachristou being banned per her comments on Africans.
Voula Papachristou Article
Now Michel Morganella has been banned from the games.
From Russia Today –
Switzerland have expelled footballer Michel Morganella from the London Games after he racially abused the South Korean team on Twitter.
The Swiss lost to South Korea 1-2 on Sunday, and the player let his frustration out on the web.
According to 101GreatGoals.com, the entry posted by Morganella said: “I want to beat up all South Koreans! Bunch of mentally handicapped retards!”
The 23-year-old later deleted the abusive tweet, but it had already been noticed by the press, as well as by his country’s sporting officials.
“He discriminated, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korean football team and the South Korean people,” Gian Gilli, the Swiss team chief, told Reuters.
Morganella plays for Palermo in Italy’s Serie A. The defender made his debut for Switzerland’s senior team only two months ago.