Facebook - it’s the gift that keeps on giving. You would think that after scandals such as the racist Texas football player’s post-election message, or racy photos posted by Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice and a New England Patriots cheerleader (sadly, not together), athletes would learn that if you post something on your Facebook page, it’s public. And if you post something ignorant, it’s going to be a problem.
Apparently Florida lineman Jim Tartt didn’t get the message. THE SPORTING BLOG looked at his apparent Facebook page and found that he recently joined a group called “Africa gives nothing to anyone — except AIDS.” Which is a lie. To start: Didier Drogba, gazelles, Nelson Mandela, marathon runners, Akon. And that’s just off the top of my head.