There’s a huge lesson to be learned here. Talk “smack” and the Olympic committee will make sure to make the situation its business.
The committee is adamant about instilling sportsmanship throughout the games and will not tolerate unaccepted behavior by any of the athletes in the London 2012 Olympics.
Michel Morganella, a 23-year-old Swiss football player learned this the hard way. After the Swiss had lost to South Korea with the score of 2-1 on Sunday, via Twitter, Morganella had released very harsh, racist remarks regarding the Koreans.
I want to beat up all South Koreans! Bunch of mentally handicapped retards! (“Je les tous Defonce Coréens, allez vous tous Bruler, bande de trisos!”)
Not exactly the type of words you would expect to hear from an Olympian representing a certain country. Due to the “tweet,” Michel Morganella had been expelled from the 2012 London Games.
Michel Morganella tried to apologize on Twitter, but to no avail. The young soccer player was still kicked out of the Olympics for his comments and his Twitter page [@morgastoss] had also been deleted.
You can bet your “gold medals” that athletes will be wearier from now on.
Source: National Post
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