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

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  1. goose The Shah

    She'd get it

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    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 EC4L

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

  4. Fister Roboto He's learning

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

    Wife material right there..
  5. cas Jabooty Football

  6. 20/20/20/20 hoes call me mr. never wear the same thing

    African is a race now?
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  7. CocknBalls New Member

    Pussification of the IOC
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  8. CocknBalls New Member

    Might as well be. They win them all.
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  9. ANTWONE B⚠NNED

    Looks like a slut, probably more disappointed she won't be getting railed out in Olympic Village for a few weeks
  10. Joe Carroll The artist formerly known as StinkyP1nky

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  11. Moxin24 Ukrane is game to you?

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

    Also, would.
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  12. HawgGood Me and my best girl.

    Honky's gonna Honk.
  13. 1 Hound is my bitch

    I LOVE HER
  14. goose The Shah

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  15. Joe Carroll The artist formerly known as StinkyP1nky

  16. Beowulf69 I can't swim but the fall will probably kill me

    I love stupid people. At least own your stupidity.
  17. CK D Floppin Eat a bag of dicks Bruce

    I has one
  18. 1 Hound is my bitch

    From her Twitter acct

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  19. dallasdawg so if you love me stir my eggs okay

    She's smokin
  20. Verbal Kint New Member

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

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

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  22. Taques A right stylish cunt

    my body is ready
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  23. Oracle of Omahawg Swine Flu Carrier

    Would triple jump.
  24. tne Now tagging people with spaces in their name

    it moved
  25. Blu Tang Clan It must be 'Take a Worm for a Walk' week

    Would fill her pita.
  26. Doctor Poop 3.0 "Hey what can I do for ya?"

    Would spread the hummus.
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  27. milquetoast You call yourself a salesman you son of a bitch?


    Now You're off the team too. Who's next?
  28. Wicket Fan: ND, PSV, Pool FC, Cricket, Urquel, Dog Crew

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

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

    I didn't find her remarks offensive.
  31. Joe Carroll The artist formerly known as StinkyP1nky

    She needs a gyro
  32. Moxin24 Ukrane is game to you?

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

    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. ColtHands 1911 Brother!

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

    No that's Spain
  36. BuckeyeRiot God gave his only begotten Kwon

    So would that make the Greeks the Puerto Ricans of Europe then?
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  37. Doc Louis High Potentate

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

    Great move by the Greek Olympic Committee, hopefully getting kicked off the team accelerates her transition to porn.
  39. hamsterdam I wish I knew how to quit you.

    she seems the right amount of crazy
  40. 3NolesFan3 There's no cure for being a cunt

  41. Granadafan New Member

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

    Face down, ass up.

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  43. Richard Fan of the Braves and University of Alabama

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    the black one looks upset.
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  44. Oracle of Omahawg Swine Flu Carrier

    Well duh, sand made her activator flat.
  45. og543ss 0/10. Shitty troll. I ain't even mad. #TeamOutlaw

    yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupppp
  46. Oracle of Omahawg Swine Flu Carrier

    Oh I would give her the gyro, but I'll make her work for the Tzatziki sauce.
  47. ColtHands 1911 Brother!

    No, Spain is the Argentina of Europe.

    :beerchug: This guy gets me.
    BuckeyeRiot likes this.
  48. Jake Barnes Sorry, no can do on dick pics. :(

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

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