Use of social media like twitter is not only causing problems for football players only but elite athletes as well; latest victim to suffer the wrath of offensive twitter comments is Athlete Paraskevi Papachristou who has been expelled from Greece Olympic team for posting an offensive comment about African immigrants.
Papachristou posted on her twitter that “With so many Africans in Greece, the mosquitoes from the West Nile will at least be eating some homemade food.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee ruled Papachristou, a triple jumper, would be barred from participating in the London Olympics that kicks off on Friday.
She said that the athlete made a mistake but it was very serious and unforgivable.
Papachristou apologized for making the remarks about African immigrants but her medal hopes were gone.
This follows suspension of nine athletes who were banned after failing doping tests.