Poor Voula Papachristou. She just couldn’t wait to be racist until after or during the Olympics. Instead, the Greek triple jumper got on her Twitter account, and in perfect English, wondered what Africans will eat in Greece. That’s it, her Olympic dreams were over. The country told her she won’t be going to London.
Here’s the tweet.
She has since apologized and realizes that all that work over the years was ruined by a 140 character limit. So sad the apology for the Tweet was posted on Facebook. Irony.
I would like to express my heartfelt apologies for the unfortunate and tasteless joke I published on my personal Twitter account. I am very sorry and ashamed for the negative responses I triggered, since I never wanted to offend anyone, or to encroach human rights.
My dream is connected to the Olympic Games and I could not possibly participate if I did not respect their values. Therefore, I could never believe in discrimination between human beings and races.
I would like to apologize to all my friends and fellow athletes, who I may have insulted or shamed, the National Team, as well as the people and companies who support my athletic career. Finally, I would like to apologize to my coach and my family.