Swiss soccer player kicked out of Games for racist tweet

Hey, Olympic athletes, can we, you know, tone down the blatant racism and hateful tweets please?

The Games has seen its second competitor banned from competition in less than a week, as Swiss soccer player Michell Morganella took to Twitter following his team's 2-1 loss to South Korea Sunday. According to, Morganella fired off a tweet which when cleaned up reads, "Je les tous Defonce Coréens, allez vous tous Bruler, bande de trisos." That translates to, "I want to beat up all South Koreans. Bunch of mentally handicapped retards."

Nothing neutral about that. Morganella also openly wished for South Koreans to burn themselves, a request clearly made in vile vain. Reuters has since picked up on the story as well.

Here's a screengrab, via, of Morganella's meltdown.

Morganella soon apologized for the comments. Then he deleted his Twitter account. And now he's out of London.

The site,, also shows video of Morganella flopping -- it's not even flopping, it's just plain giving up -- in the South Korea game. He was roundly booed for this, and all that negative response apparently fueled the 23-year-old nitwit to further kill his reputation.

Morganell's crude remarks come five days after Greek triple jumper tweeted a racially tinged message regarding Africans. The Olympics: global, yet not necessarily civil or cultured. Athletes have a way of being idiots, yes.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Norlander is a national award-winning writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his seventh season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics and... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories