Switzerland footballer Michel Morganella has been sent home from
the Olympics after posting a racist message on Twitter, team
officials confirmed on Monday.
Morganella had directed an offensive Tweet at South Korea's
players after Switzerland's 2-1 defeat to the Asian giants on
"Michel Morganella has discriminated against, insulted and
violated the dignity of the South Korean football team, as well
as the South Korean people," said Switzerland Olympic team chef
de mission Gian Gilli.
"While the committee felt that Michel had been provoked on his
Twitter account and that he has publicly apologised, the Swiss
Olympic Committee and Swiss Football Association condemn
Morganella's actions to the fullest."