July 30th, 2012

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Swiss Olympic team expels football player for racist, violent Twitter message

A Swiss football player was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for his threatening and racist message on Twitter about South Koreans. The comments by Michel Morganella came hours after Switzerland lost to South Korea.

Morganella “discriminated against, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korea football team as well as the South Korean people,” Swiss Olympic team chief Gian Gilli said through a translator at a news conference. He said the player was stripped of his Olympic accreditation.

Morganella is the second athlete kicked off a London Olympics team for offensive Twitter comments, following Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou.

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the tweet in question:
“Je les tous Defonce Coréens, allez vous tous Bruler, bande de trisos!”
roughly translated:
"I will smash all the Koreans, go burn all of you, bunch of mongoloids."