Nikki Hudson apologises for lewd messages on FacebookAugust 31st, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 31 (ANI): Olympic hockey star Nikki Hudson has apologised after posting lewd messages on her Facebook site.
The 32-year-old wrote that she would like to be impaled by the Spanish men’’s hockey team in a message posted on August 22.
She joins the list of other high-profile athletes including swimmer Stephanie Rice who have been plagued by Facebook-related controversies.
The latest embarrassment prompted Hockey Australia to again warn players against public Internet communication.
“Nikki thinks the running of the bulls should be changed & we should be chased by the spainish (sic) mens hockey team, News.com.au quoted Hudson, as stating on the website.
“I would definately (sic) make sure I got caught and impaled,” she added.
Friends of the veteran Hockeyroo, whose fancied team had just been eliminated from the Olympics, left comments in response to the posting including “your (sic) naughty” and “you dirty m***”.
Hudson used her Facebook site to keep nearly 500 friends and family well-updated on her Olympics highs and lows, from her feelings on the food, to the pitfalls of wearing bodysuits and calibre of the male talent.
“Nikki has a black eye from all the girls pushing me out of the way to get prime position by the window seeing naked aussies in rooms across from us!!!,” she stated on August 17.
However, the veteran, a Sydney Olympic gold medallist who has also been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal, said that she had no idea her site was open to the public and blamed the incident on her sense of humour.
She said she had apologised to the head of Hockey Australia and hoped no one was offended by the posting.
“Hopefully nobody is offended, I”d feel awful about that,” she said. “I”m quite light-hearted and don”t take myself seriously. I was having a bit of a laugh, she said.
“I definitely wouldn”t have written those quotes if I knew everybody could read it.
“I”m always so careful to ensure the sport is portrayed in the best possible way . . . we don”t drink in public or silly things like that,” she added. (ANI)