Second Olympian sent home for inappropriate Tweet

5:58 AM, Jul 31, 2012   |    comments
Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella could be expelled from the Olympics for allegedly sending a racist message on Twitter. Swiss media report that Michel Morganella posted an offensive message about South Korean people after the Swiss team lost 2-1 to South Korea on July 29, 2012. PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)
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LONDON (AP) - A sore loser and a poor tweeter. A Swiss soccer player has been given the boot from the London games.

The Swiss Olympic team says Michel Morganella "insulted and violated the dignity" of South Korea's soccer team and its citizens.

After Switzerland lost to South Korea, Morganella tweeted that the South Koreans "can go burn" and that they were a "bunch of mongoloids." He's since apologized.

Morganella is the second athlete kicked off an Olympics team for offensive Twitter comments. A Greek triple jumper was sent home for tweets that mocked African immigrants.

The Associated Press

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