Olympics Summer

Social media meltdowns in London

Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella got the boot from the Olympics on Monday after posting an offensive message about South Koreans, making him the latest athlete to be tripped up by social media.
Switzerland's Michel Morganella, shown here at left battling for the ball with South Korea's Kim Bok-yung, was expelled from the Olympics by Swiss officials for a message he posted on Twitter. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press)

While the International Olympic Committee has encouraged their athletes to interact with their fans on social media sites like Twitter, a few Olympians seem to have stepped over the line in some cases: