Greek woman triple jumper kicked out of the Olympics for racist comment on Twitter

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  1. goose

    goose Hi Donor

    She'd get it


    LONDON – Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou was banished from the Olympic Games on Wednesday after making racist comments and expressing right-wing sentiments on Twitter.
    Papachristou was scheduled to fly to London next week from her training base in Athens when the Hellenic Olympic Committee – Greek’s Olympic federation – made the decision to expel her from the team.
    [ Photos: Voula Papachristou ]
    Papachristou, 23, made a racist and tasteless comment on her Twitter account, @papaxristoutj, that highlighted the number of African immigrants in Greece.
    “With so many Africans in Greece … at least the West Nile mosquitos will eat homemade food!!!,” Papachristou wrote. She also reposted a comment from controversial Greek politician Ilias Kasidiaris, who has strongly criticized his government’s “soft” immigration policy.
    The West Nile virus was first discovered in Uganda, but cases have recently been found during the European summer. Papachristou’s tweet was met with a flood of angry responses, but she didn’t respond until Wednesday, when it became clear she might lose her spot in the Olympics.
    “I would like to express my heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate and tasteless joke I published on my personal Twitter account,” she said. “I am very sorry and ashamed for the negative responses I triggered, since I never wanted to offend anyone, or to encroach human rights.”
    By then, it was too late. Greek Olympic chiefs consulted with senior members of the Greek parliament, including aides to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, before making their decision. Part of the reason for the expulsion was to punish Papachristou for her actions, but the decision was also made in hopes of avoiding a backlash from anti-racism protestors at the Games.
    The financial crisis gripping Greece – where strict austerity measures have affected the lives of millions – has forced the country to rely heavily on corporate sponsorship to fund its Olympic program. Officials feared that contributors may rethink their commitment if Papachristou remained on the team.
    “There is never a good time for something like this to happen,” one source with knowledge of the decision told Yahoo! Sports. “But this is especially a bad time. Action had to happen. To not act would have been negligent and place Greece in a very negative light.”
    Greek officials later released an official statement announcing Papchristou would be placed "outside the Olympic team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement."
  2. Larry Sura

    Larry Sura Tuyuq. Fratzy Donor TMB OG

    it should only have been a problem if it wasn't funny.
  3. angus

    angus Well-Known Member Donor

  4. Cholly's Angels

    Cholly's Angels Well-Known Member Donor

    She's cute, athletic, has sense of humor and seems like she hasn't been ruined by BBC.

    Wife material right there..
  5. Weedlord420

    Weedlord420 Jabooty Football TMB OG

  6. 20/20/20/20

    20/20/20/20 something tasteful but not too bland Donor TMB OG

    African is a race now?
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  7. CocknBalls

    CocknBalls SCAR Tissue Donor TMB OG

    Pussification of the IOC
    1 likes this.
  8. CocknBalls

    CocknBalls SCAR Tissue Donor TMB OG

    Might as well be. They win them all.
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    ANTWONE Hello Donor TMB OG

    Looks like a slut, probably more disappointed she won't be getting railed out in Olympic Village for a few weeks
  10. StinkusP1nkus

    StinkusP1nkus Trophy Points: 2,000,003 Staff Member Donor TMB OG

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  11. Moxin24

    Moxin24 I love my 4 from Vicki Staff Member Donor

    Further proof Europe is 1000x more racist than we are.

    Also, would.
    Baby Herschel and dallasdawg like this.
  12. HawgGood

    HawgGood Me and my best girl.

    Honky's gonna Honk.
  13. 1

    1 Hound is my bitch Staff Member Donor

  14. goose

    goose Hi Donor

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  15. StinkusP1nkus

    StinkusP1nkus Trophy Points: 2,000,003 Staff Member Donor TMB OG

  16. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief Staff Member Donor TMB OG

    I love stupid people. At least own your stupidity.
  17. CK D Floppin

    CK D Floppin Eat a bag of dicks Bruce

    I has one
  18. 1

    1 Hound is my bitch Staff Member Donor

    From her Twitter acct

    Legend2, jorge and HOOSINSC like this.
  19. dallasdawg

    dallasdawg does the tin man have a sheet metal cock? Staff Member Donor

    She's smokin
  20. Verbal Kint

    Verbal Kint Well-Known Member TMB OG

    As a nigro I dot find that racist at all. Stupid maybe but not racist
  21. angus

    angus Well-Known Member Donor

    I guess typing doesn't count. From her facebook.

  22. Taques

    Taques A E S T H E T I C Staff Member Donor TMB OG

    my body is ready
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  23. Oracle of Omahawg

    Oracle of Omahawg Swine Flu Carrier Donor

    Would triple jump.
  24. tne

    tne Now tagging people with spaces in their name TMB OG

    it moved
  25. Blu Tang Clan

    Blu Tang Clan I'm not the one who got buttfucked on national TV Staff Member Donor TMB OG

    Would fill her pita.
  26. Doctor Poop 3.0

    Doctor Poop 3.0 "Hey what can I do for ya?" Donor

    Would spread the hummus.
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  27. milquetoast

    milquetoast Friend-O Donor

    Now You're off the team too. Who's next?
  28. Wicket

    Wicket Fan: ND, PSV, Pool FC, Cricket, Urquel, Dog Crew Donor

    you are aware that hummus isnt greek right?
  29. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire Donor

    Would QWOP all over her.
    Joshuam2107, IV, fattmante and 2 others like this.
  30. HoosDaMan

    HoosDaMan Grumpy

    I didn't find her remarks offensive.
  31. StinkusP1nkus

    StinkusP1nkus Trophy Points: 2,000,003 Staff Member Donor TMB OG

    She needs a gyro
  32. Moxin24

    Moxin24 I love my 4 from Vicki Staff Member Donor

    I thought the Olympics were all about ethnocentrism and jingoistic ideals :idk:
    Long Ball Larry and Legend2 like this.
  33. OopsPowSurprise

    OopsPowSurprise I'm drunk but this is ridiculous Donor

    the fact she retweeted a post from the leader of the Golden Dawn party didn't help things at all, there are some political undertones to all of this

    Golden Dawn is basically the Neo-Nazi party of Greece

    so she came off a a neo-nazi racist
  34. Coldhands

    Coldhands You don't know snakes from dildos about that.

    Aren't Greeks the Mexicans of Europe anyhow? I say let Aphrodite have her fun.
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  35. 1

    1 Hound is my bitch Staff Member Donor

    No that's Spain
  36. BuckeyeRiot

    BuckeyeRiot Team Nicki Donor

    So would that make the Greeks the Puerto Ricans of Europe then?
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  37. Clubber Lang

    Clubber Lang High Potentate Donor

    The gyro she deserves, but not the one she needs right now.
  38. Mister Me Too

    Mister Me Too Well-Known Member Donor TMB OG

    Great move by the Greek Olympic Committee, hopefully getting kicked off the team accelerates her transition to porn.
  39. hamsterdam

    hamsterdam I wish I knew how to quit you. Donor TMB OG

    she seems the right amount of crazy
  40. 3NolesFan3

    3NolesFan3 You're probably a cunt Donor TMB OG

  41. Granadafan

    Granadafan Well-Known Member

    They're not quite that bad as they're more mainstream. Think Tea Party.
  42. mpl92

    mpl92 netflix on your couch Donor

    Face down, ass up.

  43. Richard

    Richard Fan of the Braves and University of Alabama


    the black one looks upset.
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  44. Oracle of Omahawg

    Oracle of Omahawg Swine Flu Carrier Donor

    Well duh, sand made her activator flat.
  45. og543ss

    og543ss ready to party? by party I mean smoke cigarettes Donor TMB OG

  46. Oracle of Omahawg

    Oracle of Omahawg Swine Flu Carrier Donor

    Oh I would give her the gyro, but I'll make her work for the Tzatziki sauce.
  47. Coldhands

    Coldhands You don't know snakes from dildos about that.

    No, Spain is the Argentina of Europe.

    :beerchug: This guy gets me.
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  48. Jake Barnes

    Jake Barnes [Insert] for Heisman Donor

    Kind of ironic considering Greece has less money than most African countries.
    BigMattWW04 likes this.

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