Greece Expels Athlete From Olympic Team After Racist Tweet

Greece has expelled triple jumper Voula Papachristou from the country’s Olympic team just before the start of games over a joke she tweeted that was interpreted by many as racist. Papachristou is currently in Athens and had been due to travel to London when the track events began.

However, the Hellenic Olympic Committee said in a statement today that she is “placed outside the Olympic team for statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement.” Here’s the tweet,

Papchristou has offered an apology for the first tweet, calling the joke “unfortunate and tasteless”.

What do you guys think? Was her comment racist?

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3 Responses to "Greece Expels Athlete From Olympic Team After Racist Tweet"

  1. Folaranmi Ojo Bode says:

    Yes very racist sef!!

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  2. Folaranmi Ojo Bode says:

    Yes very racist sef!!

    Reply

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