Days after Greek triple jumper Paraskevi Papachristou was banned from competing in the games thanks to a racist tweet, a Swiss soccer player has been banned for a similarly insensitive message.
After his team lost to South Korea on Sunday, Michel Morganella, a member of the Swiss soccer team, tweeted that the South Koreans could “go burn” and called them “a bunch of mongoloids,” the AP reported.
In a translated statement, Gian Gilli, Chef de Mission of the Swiss Olympic delegation, condemned Morganella’s statements and withdrew the player’s Olympic accreditation.
In his own statement, Morganella said he “made a big mistake.”
Personally I think it’s great that social media publicly exposes the racism lurking in the hearts of these tweeting fools. Same with tumblr, where racists regularly show their asses. I understand that some people find it upsetting to read that ugly spiritual pollution, but personally I always prefer pushing this stuff into the open, because that’s what really resides in their hate-soaked hearts. It’s better to be clear about who your enemies are and how to hurt them. Know what hurts a racist Swiss soccer player? Being beaten by Korea before getting unceremoniously kicked out of the Olympics in disgrace.