Heather du Plessis-Allan: Who narked on the Olympians?

Author
Heather du Plessis-Allan,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 4:35PM

Heather du Plessis-Allan: Who narked on the Olympians?

Author
Heather du Plessis-Allan,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 4:35PM

Who was the loser who narked on the Olympians partying on the plane? 

Whoever it was needs to get a life.  We can tolerate a bit of celebrating can’t we from our victorious athletes on their way home? 

This will have been the first real opportunity for these guys to let their hair down in ages.  They’ve been training for goodness knows how long, and they’ve had to be pretty buttoned down during the Olympics.

There have been heaps of rules to keep them safe from covid:  They haven’t been allowed to mix with too many others, haven’t been allowed to party in the village, and they’re about to go into two weeks of MIQ! So is anybody really begrudging the fact that they got on the lash on the plane on the way home?

No one’s going to condone athletes reportedly throwing used face masks at air attendants. But come on. Is that it? Is that a thing that we’re now so upset about that we have someone narking to the media and raining on the Olympic parade? 

Apart from that, the worst that they apparently did was get on the drinks, put on loud music and sing along.  Some people trying to catch a sleep might’ve been a bit upset.  Plus, they had their masks off which is bad because covid, but I think two weeks of MIQ will sort that out. 

This by the way was a charter flight.  So it was only athletes, their teams and Air New Zealand crew on board presumably. So whoever narked is among those groups. Good on them. 

I’m not upset about this. I would’ve expected that the athletes get on the razz and have a sing along. They deserve it. Because on that flight was gold medal winners and kids who had their first experience at the Olympics. That is something to celebrate, and I’m glad they got the chance to.