Olympics-Australia deletes thousands of comments on Horton’s Instagram

Thousands of vitriolic comments left on Australian swimmer Mack Horton’s Instagram account have been deleted by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). Netizens, many of them Chinese, bombarded Horton’s social media accounts after he called Chinese swimming rival Sun Yang a “drug cheat” before they competed in Saturday’s men’s 400 metres freestyle final, demanding that he apologise. By Wednesday, all comments – which numbered at least 200,000 on one photo post alone – had disappeared from Horton’s page.

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