Manifesto on the Serena Williams fiasco last night. Rant. Facts.
1) Serena was warned for off court coaching. She told the ref she accepts the decision but that she wants to make it clear she doesn`t cheat and that she doesn`t agree with the decision (after the match Mouratoglu aknowledged he was coaching her).
2) Serena was given a second warning for breaking her racket, which resulted in a lost point. She started throwing tantrums, saying she doesn`t deserve this, that she never cheated, that she has a daughter, that the first warning was bogus, and she asked to receive an apology from the ump in a clearly threathening manner.
3) During the changeover Serena threw another tantrum calling the umpire a liar and a thief, asked again for an apology in an aggressive manner, and was handed her third warning which resulted in a lost game. She procedeed to call the officials to come in, complaining that she`s being treated unfairly because she`s a woman.
All decisions by Carlos Ramos, the umpire, were correct. One can argue that maybe the umpire could have looked the other way in a Grand Slam final, and I might agree. But that would only mean bending the rules in favor of Serena.
At the press conference, Serena took it upon herself to be a spokesperson for all the women who are persecuted and discriminated in tennis. That is why she did what she did. She is a fighter.
Media ppl comparing this situation with McEnroe and Nastase are purposely creating a false narrative, manipulating the public to advance their agenda. First of all, McEnroe and Nastase played 30/40 years ago. Secondly, they lost plenty of points, games, or even matches. Yes. 40 years ago Nastase was kicked out of the court for unsportsmanlike conduct. McEnroe suffered as well.
Ppl shouting that male players get away with more. These ppl have no idea what they are talking about, they just regurgitate what Serena and the media are saying.
Yes, there are male players who get away with more. There are also male players who don`t get away with less. Just like there are female players who get away with more, and there are female players who don`t get away with less. It`s not an exact science.
Also the rules change year after year, so don`t give me examples from 2014. Oh, but you just provided examples from 1972 with Nastase. My bad.
In 2009 Serena threatened to shove a ball down a refs throat, among others, and she was a hero (was given a 10.000$ fine), just like she is made to be today. In 2017 Fabio Fognini called a referee a bitch, and was suspended for 2 Grand Slams, plus a 96.000$ fine. #sexism
This is a sport in which women earn as much money as men do, even though women work less and create less revenue.
You have the nerve to call Sexism? Yes. Tennis is sexist against men.
Anybody suggesting otherwise is dumb, brainwashed or has an agenda. I just don`t see any other possibility. Feel free to enlighten me in the comments. I would love constructive talk on this topic.
Also, fuck Billie Jean King and all the other ignorant millionaires which praise equality and feminism despite not even knowing what those terms really mean. I swear, I am the first to respect sports champions, but at the same time it makes me sick to my stomach to see some of them spew out ignorant opinions just to be on track with the cable network that rounds their millions.
It`s easy to praise positivity from your villa when thousands of animals are skinned alive daily, children die of hunger with the same frequence, and suffering is ever present in the world.
Not even mid class ppl like me can understand the suffering which is going on in the world, but these fat cats tell us we should be all happy and positive. Some of them do it just to get an extra pay day from the liberalist media. Horrific!
Don`t kid yourself. What Serena Williams did last night goes as far as to have social and political implications. People are jumping at eachothers necks on social media. It is all hate. Pure hate.
Why do you think the vast majority of the West agrees with Serena, while the vast majority of the East is disgusted with her?
a) western people are just so much smarter
b) eastern people have not yet been brainwashed by the media
Keep listening to bbc, espn or cnn. The bubble might burst, and god bless all of us when it does.
I have not said a word about Naomi Osaka so far. And guess whose fault it is? How can a champion like Serena live with herself knowing she took away Osaka’s glory just so she can throw another tantrum? It takes a special kind of character to not care about this.
Serena Williams should be fined heavily and banned for at least a couple of months. Like Fabio Fognini. Now that would be justice and equality.