Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Another Olympic Death By Twitter

Apparently Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella is not an avid Social Media Diva reader.  Or if he is, he chose to ignore my last post and my advice to think before you tweet!!

Thus, sadly, I have to report another Death By Twitter catastrophe.

On Monday, Morganella was expelled from the Olympics for tweeting an offensive comment after his team's 2-1 loss to South Korea.

He just couldn't bite his tongue (or hold his fingers?) and had to share with the world through Twitter that he wanted to beat up South Koreans.  While the actual Tweet isn't being reported much- translations being reported include slurs such as they should "burn", they are "a bunch of monogloids" and they are "a bunch of mentally handicapped retards".  

ARE YOU KIDDING!?  That is not even a joke.  While ill suited and wrong, you can at least make a mental leap on how Papachristou thought she was being clever last week.  This, however, Morganella's tweet is just blatantly violent.  

Not only was Morganella sent home from the Games, but his Twitter account was deleted and he may be banned from FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association).  

I hope I am wrong, but something tells me we haven't seen the end of Olympic Death By Twitter.  

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