Twitter continues to be a big topic of conversation in regard to the Olympics but sadly, not in a good way. We’ve gone from the mildly annoying #nbcfail campaign to serious threats, racist comments from athletes, banning and even an arrest.
Two athletes have already been banned from competing after posting racist and violent Tweets. Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella vented his anger at the South Koreans after a loss. Before the games began, Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou was banned for remarks about African immigrants. It’s implied that Papachristou’s remarks were politically motivated, but clearly Morganella’s motivation was anger at a loss. Not that anger is a good excuse, but we’ve all said things we wish we could take back, though most of us never said it so loud and so publicly.