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Date: 07/26/12 09:18 AM

59 Responses to Athlete Kicked From Olympics For Racist Tweet [Pic

  1. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 9:28 am
    I heard about this. Sorry but people look up to Olympic athletes; it might be a little harsh but if they want to make an example of her they`ve succeeded.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31799 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Good Grief! Unless she used a derogatory term for "Africans" it`s hardly worth expelling her from the Olympics ffs!

    She should have used the proper, liberal approved term: "African Americans" right?? I mean left???
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 9:31 am
    lol
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 26, 2012 at 9:32 am

    You must conform!
  5. Profile photo of Atrayu4u
    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 9:39 am
    Wow. Yeah. C*nty-sounding, for sure.
  6. Profile photo of Satkela
    Satkela Female 18-29
    583 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 9:40 am
    I thought it was funny...am I racist too?
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Yes, Satkela, you dirty racist.


    :P
  8. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2012 at 9:57 am
    Huh?
  9. Profile photo of bluevayero
    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:00 am
    I am from Greece and i will give you my point of view
    1st there was not direct racism in the comment/joke she made. African people were called "African people". so the racist part lies on the point of view of the reader (if you want to see something racist you will see it everywhere- like the half-full/half-empty glass
    2nd a few weeks ago GBs prime minister, Mr Cameron, said he though of kicking all Greeks out of GB because were poor or something like that. no racism there?
    3rd i would rather have on olympic games someone who speaks their opinion, even if i strongly disagree with it, than pumped up from drugs "athletes".
    thank you
  10. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:00 am
    I agree with the action. If you read the fuller story she was openly supportive of racist right-wing politicians, and had retweeted similar opinions in the past. Here in UK we`re pretty tough on racist tweets by those in the public eye. It`s a pity - one less hot chick in the olympics.
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    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:06 am
    so beardofzeus it would not be racist to kick Greek people out of england? like your pm suggested?

    also the tweet was not about the African team, but for the increased number of illegal immigrants we have: "With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!"
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    greekhop Male 30-39
    116 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:16 am
    For those who dont understand why this happened, its like this... the crop of people running things in Greece these days care very much about the appearance of things, and not at all about the substance. While this chick is a bit racist, shes hardly alone. If its OK to have neo nazis in parliament, surely its permissble to have racists in other public roles? Such is the society our parents generation has bequethed us. Now back to case of this athlete... Greeces governing sports body doesnt want any negative publicity to arise from this episode, imagine if she won a gold medal and gave interviews worldwide espousing her views or having to defend her tweets, what then? Bad PR. Thats all the counts right now, to put up the appearance of being a good little European state with good little European citizens. At the end of the day this is a meaningless excersize in Public-relations & damage control.
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:17 am
    @bluevayero - your points are childish and irrelevant. I won`t debate with you.

    Thank you.

    BOZ
  14. Profile photo of HumanAction
    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Hmmm... perhaps someone can explain it to me. How exactly is this particular tweet racist?
  15. Profile photo of byrondavies
    byrondavies Male 18-29
    5 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:23 am
    Thats not racist, poor taste maybe, discriminatory and hatefull? no.
  16. Profile photo of soundman655
    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:29 am
    Yes, the truth always hurts!
  17. Profile photo of bluevayero
    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:30 am
    @beardofzeus Camerons statement

    tell me about racism now. and at least i have a point to make and support
  18. Profile photo of IABIcanspell
    IABIcanspell Male 40-49
    4 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:41 am
    hateful, one l
  19. Profile photo of IABIcanspell
    IABIcanspell Male 40-49
    4 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:44 am
    we`re, not were
  20. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:47 am
    yes, duck freedom of speech, it sucks anyways
  21. Profile photo of bluevayero
    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 11:04 am
    @IABIcanspell your write :P:P my bad
    ps.. you`re right
  22. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 11:07 am
    Is her statement factually correct? So, how is she being offensive? PC Police win again!
  23. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4757 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Yeah, I suppose it`s a tasteless joke. Don`t see it as racist, though. Wasn`t actually derogatory. As an example: I`m Jewish. If there was a "Tel Aviv" virus and someone joked about it attacking a temple for a home style meal I may not find it funny but I wouldn`t see it, in and of itself, as an an anti-Jewish comment. There may, of course, have been surrounding issues we don`t know about.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    There is absolutely nothing racist about what she said. WTF?
    Change it to:
    "with so many Americans in Greece, at least the Mississippi mosquitoes will be eating food from their own home."
    As an American, I would have found this statement cute and funny.
    This is so dumb. Overly sensitive, butthurt "politically correct" people.
    Do you realize that she trained her whole life to participate in the Olympics? To be kicked out for this...if she wasn`t racist before, she probably is now.
  25. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    I thought it was funny.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
    273 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    she mad me lol. i am not racist, but racist jokes are funny. i mean come on. midget jokes are funny too. so are blonde jokes, women jokes, actually any jokes. as long as they are funny jokes.
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    pigeonhead Male 18-29
    1 post
    July 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    another ignorant point about this post is that there`s not an "african" team, there`s plenty of teams from africa. Africa is not a country.

    *gets off soap box*
  28. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    she mad me lol. i am not racist, but racist jokes are funny. i mean come on. midget jokes are funny too. so are blonde jokes, women jokes, actually any jokes. as long as they are funny jokes.
    Did you hear the one about the wannabe Aryan that got sent home from the Olympics for shooting her mouth off on Twitter?



  30. Profile photo of bluevayero
    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    "the wannabe Aryan"

    now thats racist, isn`t it little commie????
  31. Profile photo of JDplaysFF
    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    Patchgrabber - I loved that. WAY better than the original post.
  32. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    Remember folks black athletes are superior that`s not racist but this is!
  33. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    How about we leave politics/personal opinions out of the equasion and focus on, I dunno, the sport?

    Oh right, people want to maximize profits.
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
    743 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    That`s racist?
  35. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    You know, it`s CALLED the West Nile virus. It might as well be called "the African virus." Can it really be racist if it`s factual?
  36. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    "the African team"

    The WHAT? Come on, I-A-B.
  37. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    `That`s racist?`

    It`s xenophobic. Hostilitiy toward immigrants.
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    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    i care as little about the Olympics as i do about the Zimmerman case and the Colorado shooter
  39. Profile photo of spanerbulb
    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    I`d tap that little piece of ass.
  40. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    AFRICA. IS. A. CONTINENT. NOT. A. COUNTRY.

    HOW.
    F*CKING.
    HARD.
    IS.
    THAT.
    TO.
    GET?
  41. Profile photo of DingDingDong
    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    She was referring to the African immigrants in Greece, that have nothing to do with the Olympics. And it was just a joke. I`m sure she knows that Africa is a continent, as the Nile river flows through about ten different African countries. And the West Nile virus originated in Uganda, which is in Africa, in the West Nile region.
    Too bad whoever posted this article doesn`t know any of this.
  42. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    "AFRICA. IS. A. CONTINENT. NOT. A. COUNTRY.

    HOW.
    F*CKING.
    HARD.
    IS.
    THAT.
    TO.
    GET?"

    CHILL.
    THE.
    drat.
    OUT!

    It could easily have been a typo for "teams". :-)
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1068 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    Its a joke, not racist and not hostile toward immigrants
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    Tasteless yes...but who is the olympic committee to decide what cultural beliefs are allowed to be present at the world games? (well...you know lol). Years of ambition and training up in smoke over something so insignificant. (to be fair though it was pretty hateful over funny). brackets!
  45. Profile photo of Jarhead4life
    Jarhead4life Male 18-29
    24 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    @DrProf.

    SCIENCE RULLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS
  46. Profile photo of Viking864
    Viking864 Male 40-49
    1444 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    No wonder Greece is in such a mess, this is what they worry about (and it was not even fricken racist!)
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    jeffwright Male 30-39
    42 posts
    July 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    Not racist.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 1:04 am
    It wasn`t a racist tweet. Why do the titles on this site so often contain ridiculous interpretations - Chik-a-fil`s president`s words are anti-gay, this tweet was racist etc.?

    It was a tweet that suggested she might be racist, I agree. However the tweet in itself did not say anything against African immigrants. It simply said that there are many in Greece.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 1:06 am
    Fools Prussia

    What hostility? If you see hostility in that then you are way over-sensitive. And also an idiot.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 1:10 am
    Beardofzeus

    "she was openly supportive of racist right-wing politicians"

    I think you`ll find they are either left-wing, or neither left nor right.

    So would you say that any US competitor who openly supports Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson or the NBPP or any other hard-left racist politicians should be banned from the Olympics?
  51. Profile photo of Barnk
    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 6:46 am
    I think people are reacting to the "at least" part of the sentence. It implies that African immigrants are bad and that their only benefit is to provide mosquitoes with familiar food. However, I think "at least" is starting to gain some prominence in the English language as a contextually-meaningless filler phrase, such as "I`m going to go ahead and...," or "like." I doubt that overt racism was intended in this tweet, but I can see how some people might think so.
  52. Profile photo of mamba
    mamba Male 18-29
    628 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 8:25 am
    Well there`s one less plane ticket and hotel to pay for.
  53. Profile photo of bluevayero
    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 8:29 am
    "Well there`s one less plane ticket and hotel to pay for."
    what do you mean?
  54. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    It wasn`t racist, but it was in bad taste.
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    showgirlcar Male 18-29
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2012 at 11:06 am
    Well there`s one less plane ticket and hotel to pay for.

    Someone will replace her. Fail commment.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    Yeah, Larry Elder was reporting that while this was very interesting, Iran is nevertheless permitted to participate in the games even as a whole NATION, they cite their refusal to compete against Jewish athletes as a great source of pride for them. Go figure.
  58. Profile photo of brieslew
    brieslew Male 18-29
    75 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    I don`t get it.

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