Lithuania fan arrested for monkey chants at Nigeria's basketball team
Lithuanian fans are in trouble again. Undercover police were able to infiltrate a crowd accused of making monkey chants during the basketball game between Lithuania and Nigeria.
One man was arrested on “suspicion of a racially aggravated public-order offense.” stated a Scotland Yard spokesman. This is not the first time during this year’s Olympics that Lithuanian fans have been in trouble. Earlier this week, one of the basketball fans goaded African-American basketball players with the Nazi salute and another made the same gesture towards black stewards.
The Olympics this year have had a few racial incidents beyond the three mentioned above. Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou, who tweeted: “With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!” was kicked off of her Olympic team before they even left for London.
Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella got so upset after losing to the South Korean team that he got on Twitter and said they were a “bunch of mongoloids” who “can go burn.” South Korea did not respond, but Switzerland sent him home.
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