Oh for the good old days when stupid people saying stupid things didn't get 15 minutes of fame for being stupid.
The Detroit Free Press: Twitter rants aimed at Olympics diver lead to teen's arrest
The list of Olympic-related Twitter transgressions turned potentially criminal Tuesday when police arrested a 17-year-old boy for allegedly making malicious comments following a frenetic exchange of rants against British diver Tom Daley after he fell short of medaling.
Dorset police confirmed that the teenager was arrested at about 2 a.m. Tuesday at a guesthouse in Weymouth. He was charged with suspicion of malicious communications.
Prior to Twitter, the drunken rants and arguments of stupid people probably didn't leave the local pub or their basement. Now the idiots post them on Twitter and people think they're being serious leading to arrests for saying stupid things that previously would have passed without notice.
Even Olympians are taking to Twitter to expose their own stupidity:
The arrest comes hours after the Swiss Olympic Committee expelled soccer player for his offensive comment after Switzerland's 2-1 loss to South Korea.
"Translated from French, Morganella's tweet said he wanted to beat up South Koreans, that they should "burn'' and they were a "bunch of mongoloids.'' Last week, a Greek triple jumper was expelled by Greek officials after she mocked African immigrants.
In other words this French-speaking Switzer guy got his butt whipped by the South Koreans - allegedly 2-1 is a real exciting and major defeat in soccer - so he mouths off as a sore loser. (As an aside to Morganella - those "bunch of mongoloids" kicked your ass in Soccer, so STFU you loser).
Had he kept this to himself, his teammates, or his drunken buddies it would have been one thing. Stupid, but still a limited display of stupid. But no, he had to broadcast stupid to the whole Internet and expose himself to disdain from the whole world and get expelled from the games.
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