The 50 Most Controversial Tweets of Summer 2012

20. Rugby Player Takes Racist Shot At Olympic Champion

Date: August 11
Tweeter: @BCSharman
Tweet: “Good luck Mohammed running for Paki ... I mean Great Britain.”

Northampton Rugby player Brett Sharman tweeted a derogatory comment questioning the nationality of British Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah. The Rugby player immediately deleted the tweet and closed his account shortly after violating the team’s social media regulations. Neither served as his saving grace, as the Northampton Saints terminated his contract claiming the decision was solely based on Sharman’s knee injury. Right.

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