The Continuing Saga Of Nick Kyrgios At Wimbledon: Now It’s A Racism Controversy
Australian Nick Kyrgios has, if nothing else, made Wimbledon much more watchable.
Kyrgios was knocked out of the tournament on Monday with a loss in four sets to Richard Gasquet, in which the former appeared to have pulled a 76ers ... that is, tanked two games in the second set, because he was mad at the umpire. Take a look:
At Wimbledon Kyrgios has also thrown his racket, been warned for profanity, and engaged in a heated argument with the umpire for taking too long to change his socks.
All of this caused Australian Olympic swimming icon Dawn Fraser to unleash a blistering rebuke of Kyrgios on Monday, which ended with her saying that he should "Go back to where his parents came from."
This did not go over well.
Australian icon tells country's top 2 tennis players to “go back to where their parents come from” http://t.co/TJaAOJnf4I
— TIME.com (@TIME) July 7, 2015
Kyrgios responded on Twitter by calling Fraser's remark "blatantly racist." And Fraser today apologized. New York Daily News:
“I want to unreservedly apologize for any comments that I made this morning which may have caused offense to my fellow Australians including Nick and his family,” Fraser said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.
Another Australian, Warriors center Andrew Bogut, enters the fray:
Wow Dawn Fraser, wow. Something I have not heard since primary/high school (almost daily) #unacceptable
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) July 7, 2015
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