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You know technologies come a long way in -- four years since the last summer games but it seems some athletes are having trouble keeping up with the very public world of social media.
Yesterday this was Olympic team picked out one of its players over an offensive message on Twitter the second athlete who's gone home for that reason and one week.
The Swiss soccer player posted an offensive slur after his team lost to South Korea.
Last week the Greek Olympic team booted a triple jumper after she tweeted about sightings of African mosquitoes in Greece that -- said.
So many Africans in Greece at least west Nile mosquitoes will eat homemade food.
Let's bring in Peter marriage Iranian he's PR crisis consultant and a president of Peter marriage even.
You know these are kids.
And -- is watching them in a way they've probably never been watched.
Yeah that's true shepherd you know remember the -- you know it's kind of point now rural Little League -- the coach would say let your play on the field dictate.
You know your performance let it speak for itself so I think.
Twitter is -- has become a vehicle in a lot of ways that's a way for people to share and to communicate but.
It's also become a real anonymous way and not anonymous brought me -- -- -- I mean in the face the united face to face fashion.
But to launch into basically cyber -- and and -- trash talk and I think it's it it degrades I think the Olympics to some degree.
I guess one of its kinds of training that all of these.
In the making need to have is about how to handle yourself not just in public but but on social media.
Yeah absolutely I mean you know athletes are used to being coached about how to answer media questions don't you can respond.
In in the heat of passion you know take a step back -- you know -- things may be taken out of context.
When you do something untoward -- that's a premeditated action.
And you're literally attacked your fingerprint -- error free era tips I can't speak today and and that is something that -- -- to coach but I would just exercise restraint I think ultimately.
The coaches and the players themselves on the teens need to sort of -- -- and you don't want your comments to -- -- on the opponents blackboard where they will use it against you motivate.
Against -- -- same for fans I don't know if you heard about this.
This -- Newt -- today.
-- it was arrested after a series of threatening posts including one in which he vowed to drown a British diver.
And another which she told an athlete he had failed his dead father by not winning.
-- you're never gonna stop that sort of crazy talk and I'm sure he's gonna get a visit.
Pretty soon about what he has done and that.
Did you what you would stop crazy people from saying things online and that's that thing about as I said earlier about that the Internet and tweeting as you can do it in the from the comfort of your living room work.
Or your bedroom and then you feel immune to any kind of punishment but.
Yeah its it's really gone over the top and then these Olympics have shown that.
Yeah those athletes -- good sportsmanship that that wind and conduct themselves in the classy way they have to think about their marketing.
You know a potential afterwards you know the cover of the Wheaties box.
And you know you really want to conduct yourself in the way that you come out of the games if you win as a great sport and somebody you can then.
Market yourself for further pursuits and Peter Peter marriage -- with good advice -- force Peter thanks.
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