Olympic swimmer Nick D’Arcy has apologized after posting a photograph of himself and team mate Kenrick Monk posing with guns on Facebook. According to SwimNews, the Australian Olympic Committee will punish them by sending them home as soon as the swimming program ends mid-way through the Games, and they will be banned from using social media. Australian Swimming Association’s boss Daniel Kowalski has decried the overreaction, saying there should be issued nothing sterner than words of warning. And he is right.
“They were in the US, they were at a shooting range relaxing and unwinding after a hard week’s training. It was a legal practice. The only thing they’ve done wrong was sharing it with the world. I’m a little bit shocked by the overreaction to it”