Remember When Arnold Schwarzenegger Took a Swing at a Troller of Special Olympics in 2017?

Remember When Arnold Schwarzenegger Took a Swing at a Troller of Special Olympics in 2017?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian and American actor, film producer, businessman, retired professional bodybuilder, and politician. From winning the Mr. Universe title at age 20 to starring in the greatest action films, Schwarzenegger has come a long way. His contribution to the sports industry, as well as everywhere he has been, is exceptional. Well, do you remember the time when he defended the Special Olympics against an online troller back in 2017?

Special Olympics is exciting as well as the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities. The founder of the organization, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, is the mother-in-law of the Terminator actor. Being a sportsman himself, the actor shares a great interest in the event. He even went to the length to answer the troll himself in an open comment.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger slams the online troller

On the 23rd of March, 2017, when the Special Olympics was held in Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated the athletes by posting a video on Facebook. Those participants inspired the actor, as he wrote in the post. However, an online troller commented as it didn’t make sense to him.

He reckoned that the Olympics is for the best athletes in the world to compete against each other to know who is the best. Clearly, the commentator forgot to identify the difference between the two events. This Special Olympics is for a special set of athletes. He then went on with his comment to drop offensive terms for the special athletes. And Arnold took a swing at the troller saying it was a learning lesson for those who misunderstand the purpose of the event.

He wrote one could learn from these special kids and try to push themselves. While on the contrary, one can stay ignorant and continue to be pitiful. However, he also directly addressed the troller by saying if he chose to go the other way, “no one will ever remember you.” A Twitter user posted a screenshot of the original post and admired the former athlete.

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While the entire world is waiting for the Special Olympics to take place in Germany in June 2023, share your thoughts about the stand that Schwarzenegger took for these athletes.

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