The tweet in question is this :
Italians are gorgeous even in wheelchairs. Love 'em
— Edwina Currie (@Edwina_Currie) August 29, 2012
Well, I am not Italian nor do i use a wheelchair ( so in some quarters this means i cannot comment) but even i can see that this tweet was meant in a positive/ jovial way.
Also is it a shock that some people only watch sport ( whatever sport) to see some eye candy, even tho i am a West Ham fan i can never get tired of watching footage of Jamie Redknapp in his pomp playing for Liverpool. I also remember someone i follow tweet about rugby and almost always mention their "thighs" ( which then prompted me to google something like naked rugby players).
Some people don't watch sport for the sport. Get over it!