Prejudice rears its ugly head again.
I do not know what it is about Twitter that makes people think they can just say whatever they want without consequence, especially athletes.
The modern athlete has more resources than ever to become the best at what they do. However, when used incorrectly these resources can hinder the athlete from doing what they worked so hard for.
A simple (but horrific) tweet caused this triple jumper her spot in the Olympics. She later apologized and deleted the tweet but the damage had been done.
This is something a nation in the middle of a horrid economic crisis does not need going on right before the start of the event in which it invented.