The opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics is starting today, but Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou won’t be there with her teammates because she was banned for posting a racist tweet.
Voula will be triple jumping all the way home for tweeting: “With so many Africans in Greece…at least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!”
Not ideal that Voula.
“On Wednesday, Voula Papachristou became the first athlete to be banned from the Olympics for a message that she posted on Twitter”
“I don’t know if they want to make an example out of me because of my profile, this is for others to judge, but what I believe is that they used their maximum disciplinary power on me for this,” Papachristou said. “They went straight to the final stage in excluding me from the team, which was highly excessive.” [USAToday]
Come now Voula..you should thought of that before you made a kak joke for everyone to see.
No medals for you.