Shut Up and Run!
The Olympics have always been a place where great athletes wind up saying dumb things that get them in trouble. From Cassius Clay to Charles Barkley, Olympians and the media sometimes don’t mix well. Now with “social media” it is instantaneous and a in a few seconds on Twitter or Facebook life changing “mistakes” can be made. For example, Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou should be in London now, enjoying herself in the athletes village while preparing for her specialty in the Olympic stadium. She was sent back home after posting a joke on Twitter, "With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!! Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella made it to London, but after checking in to the Olympic village, he was sent packing. Not surprising after he said in a tweet that the South Koreans he had just played against were a "bunch of mongoloids" who "can go burn. Along with athletic training, should be some classes on how NOT to stick your foot in your mouth……..Dave Burnett