June 21, 2012 by Charlie Walker
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You won’t be getting any Olympic tweets or blog posts from two members of Australia’s swim team. Pictures they posted recently on their accounts made a big splash — one that left the country’s Olympic Committee as angry as a wet hen. What exactly did the senseless swimmers post?
Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk posted pictures of themselves with guns ( and no, they aren’t entering any shooting competition).
The Olympic Committee ordered them to take down the “foolish and inappropriate” pictures immediately.
The pictures were taken at a training camp in the United States, they said.
As punishment for the posting, the pair has been banned from using all forms of social media and will return to Australia immediately after competing in their events.
D’Arcy apologized, saying that social media of this sort was nothing but a distraction.
Monk said he was just trying to boost team morale.
It’s not the first time these two have been in trouble.
D’Arcy was kicked off the Olympic team in 2008 after assaulting the Australian Commonwealth Games three-time gold medalist.
Last year, Monk told police he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. The truth finally dripped out: He was injured when he fell off his skateboard.