First Olympic Controversy

by Greg Pollowitz

Greece’s Voula Papachristou has been sent home for a racist tweet:

A Greek triple jumper has been expelled from the Olympics after she posted a racist joke on Twitter. . . .

Her offending message – which was referring to reports of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in her home country – read: ‘With so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!’

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