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    Default racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...st_read_module

    A Greek triple jumper has been expelled from the Olympics after she posted a racist joke on Twitter.

    Voula Papachristou was kicked out of her national team for mocking African migrants and expressing support for a far-Right political party.

    Her offending message – which was referring to reports of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in her home country – read: 'With so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!'


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    After initially insisting her comment had been 'a joke,' the 23-year-old yesterday issued a lengthy apology. But she was still expelled from the team by the Greek Olympic Committee, who said her statements had been 'contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement'.

    was this taken far too seriously or was it justified?




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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    Justified, imo. You let her slide then you have to let anyone and everyone with a racist mentality slide. I'm glad she was removed from the Games.

    You see, here's the thing:
    With so many athletes participating from across the globe, it wouldn't be fair to allow a racist comment to slide. She'd be offending an entire region of Olympic supporters.

    Plus, I think racist jokes are lame now. I'm past laughing at mocking someone's differences.

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    Well it's not exactly tactful so she probably should've gotten a small reprimand instead of getting kicked out of the Olympics. But it sounds like there's more to it, as she's apparently political. I imagine spouting your political agenda all over the place could turn off your teammates.

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    Off topic: But my Boy from high school Will Claye Will Win gold for mens Triple Jump

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorMurder
    That's a weird name.
    Good one?

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorMurder
    That's it? That's not bad at all, and surprisingly witty for a woman athlete.
    ^^^ you should tweet this, much more offensive

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    How is that even racist? Has nothing to do with race.

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    She should've said something about mosquitoes liking the dark meat. At least get the bang for your buck if it's going to cost you the Olympics.

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    This woman apparently is a supporter of the golden dawn party in Greece, which is an extremely right party that denies the holocaust happened and promotes aryan supremacy, among other things.

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    I heard she's a Neo-Nazi.

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    Don't know if it's justified or not, but the committee did it to protect themselves. Which I can understand why, but seriously, people need to let it go and laugh at at it.

    Racism is NEVER going to come to an end, but we could do a whole hellavue better if people weren't so sensitive about it.

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    four years ago, the entire spanish basketball team took a pic mocking oriental eyes.


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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    Muh political correctness!

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    Default Re: racist tweet: Greek triple jumper is banned from the Games after her African Joke

    yeah I don't like this really...who cares if she is a Nazi, they shouldn't be throwing people out because of their tweets :/

    it should be about the games only...not people's ignorance

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