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It looks like some people don’t know when to keep their mouth closed. Greek jumper, Voula Papachristou was kicked off of Greece’s Olympic team July 25th for her comments on Twitter about Africans that were participating in the Olympic Games. The 23 year old wrote on twitter, ‘With so many Africans inGreece, at least the mosquitoes ofWest Nilewill eat homemade food.” Once the media got a hold of her tweet and the uproar began, The Hellenic Olympic Committee decided to drop her from the team for the London Olympics.
According to Yahoo, Papachristou expressed her feelings via Twitter saying “I ask forgiveness from all my friends and fellow athletes if I embarrassed them. Also from all those who supported me. My dreams were the Games. All these years I’ve tried for those specific three days that I would be inLondon. Is it possible that I would not respect the ideals of the Olympic movement?”
Wow! I do not understand why people do not think before they speak. Once you become someone who is constantly in the media, and is watched by many, everything you say and do is under a microscope. If you decide to put your thoughts out there for the world to read, why not be more cautious as to what you say. I understand it was a joke. A bad one at that, however that one tweet cost you a lifetime dream that you would have to wait another four years just to try and achieve again.
The good in one’s heart lead them to do things many people wouldn’t expect. After the recent shootings inAurora,Colo. Actor, Christian Bale went to visit victims from the shooting. Bale and his wife Sandra Blazic also visited the memorial across the street from the Century 16 theater days after the shooting.
According to ABC News, Bale released a statement about the tragedy saying, “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain a grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
It was reported that James Holmes went to a movie theater were patrons were there to see the midnight screening for The Dark Knight Rises and decided to opened fire. Twelve people died and 58 were injured. It was reported that Holmes entered the theater dress like and referred to himself as the character, The Joker.
It’s good to see that no matter how famous one person can be, they still have compassion in their heart and will do the simplest thing to put a smile on someone’s face. Even though to some it may not seem like the actor did much of anything, he did something. He took time from his schedule to go see and spend time with the victims. Sometimes the smallest thing a person does, is seen as the biggest in another’s eyes.
O.J. Murdock, wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans was found in his car early Monday morning with a self inflicted gunshot wound to his head. His car was parked in front ofMiddletonHigh Schoolwhere he attended. He was transported toTampa GeneralHospitalwhere he later died.
According to USA Today, Tampa Police said a 911 caller reported hearing a gunshot from inside a parked vehicle in front of the school. Murdock was found alone in his car at 8:30 a.m. ET. “I don’t know if he was alert,” police spokesperson Laura McElroy said. “I just know he was still alive and he was severely wounded from the gunshot.”
Murdock was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011 but was on the Injured Reserve list all season due to him injuring his right Achilles the first day of training camp. When he didn’t report to training camp this past weekend, he was placed on their Reserve/ Did Not Report list. His coach was under the impression that he was not present due to personal reasons.
I know that everyone deals with things differently. It can be very hard to see the signs of suicide in individuals. I would say this would be the time to pay close attention to your loved ones if you have any concerns for their personal well being. I know some people that have came to the point in their life where they felt like, life was too hard to go on with. I would never want anyway to experience that type of feeling. If you know anyone in need, there is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)