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Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk: Olympic swimmers in gun-toting stupidity massacre

by | 10th, June 2012

NICK D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk are Austrlian Olympic swimmers. They posted  photographs of themselves posing with guns on Facebook. No, not their own guns used in crime. These were hired guns they’d been firing legally on a shooting range in California.

As D’Arcy said.

“It was pretty fantastic to be honest, because we don’t get that opportunity at home. It was just a bit of fun,” D’Arcy told reporters at Brisbane Airport on Friday. It was all just meant to be a bit of fun. If anyone’s been offended I deeply apologise. It was never the intent, it was never supposed to be offensive.”

Was anyone sane offended by the photograph?

Aussie anti-guns activist  John Crook took a view:

“It’s a disgrace to the Olympic swimming team. I doubt they have the moral sensitivity to be concerned about human suffering.”

Because guns don’t ever end human suffering? But let’s not get into that. The swimmers did nothing wrong. We just want to show you what people – actual breathing humans – said about the photo. Get a load of AOC chef de mission for the Olympic Games Nick Green who told media:

“This incident serves as a warning to all athletes on the 2012 team about the dangers of social media. We say again to our athletes, do not put anything up on social media that you would not share with your mother or your grandmother.”

Green’s grandmother’s views on Nick’s idiocy are not recorded. But you can check out Team Australia’s Olympic shooting team here . Proud mums and grandpas should feel free

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