If there is one thing London Olympics 2012 will always be remembered for it will definitely be on the number of players that have been expelled from participating in the grand event on the basis of senseless tweeting!
Latest entry in the list is of Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella who will soon be back to Switzerland thanks to him threatening and messaging a racist tweet about South Koreans. The comments came hours after Switzerland lost to South Korea. The star posted the message shortly after the game, saying that South Koreans 'can go burn' and referred to them as a 'bunch of mongoloids.'
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In response to this Gian Gilli, chef de mission for the Swiss Olympic delegation at the Games, said: 'Michel Morganella gravely insulted and discriminated against the South Korean people and their football team with his highly offensive comments on Twitter.’
He further said that after consulting the Swiss Football Association, Morganella’s name has been withdrawn from the squad. The decision was also accepted by Swiss player as he went to apologize for his behavior.
He said: 'I am sincerely sorry for the people of South Korea, for the players, but equally for the Swiss delegation and Swiss football in general. It's clear that I'm accepting the consequences.'
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'After the disappointing result and the reaction from Korea that followed, I made a huge error,'Morganella added.
The departure of Morganella makes him second athlete who has been kicked off from London Olympics team for offensive Twitter comments, followed by Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou.
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