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Monday, 24 April 2017

Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's racist comment about the skin colour of her unborn baby

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) today confirmed that it has launched an investigation into Romania's Fed Cup captain, 70-year-old Ilie Nastase, after the former U.S. and French Open singles champion made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams' unborn child, among other inappropriate comments.

At a press conference on Friday, Nastase speculated about the skin colour of Williams' unborn child, saying; “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?” 

In a statement, the International Tennis Federation said: "The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behavior of any kind. We are aware of alleged comments made by Romanian captain Ilie Nastase and have begun an immediate investigation so that we have the full facts of the situation before taking further and appropriate action."

Serena, who is presently engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alex Ohanian (a white man), has also now responded. 


19 comments:

caroline said...

At his age. He still acts like a toddler. Yeye rascist. Make dem punish am

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Very sick old man. He needs help. I suspect he's pained cos he wishes he's the father of her child.


Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

Racism is like tribalism, it has no cure. A racist or a tribalist will always be who he is. The only thing he needs is a little self restraint that's all.

christie benjamin said...

Some folks are so fuckin' bitter!

Anonymous said...

Racism is like tribalism, it has no cure. A racist or a tribalist will always be who he is. The only thing he needs is a little self restraint that's all.

AKPAN IDOREYIN said...

@Serenawilliams....so much sense and maturity..

Chukwudi emmanuel said...

Still I Rise.... Makaveli De Don.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant respon... Keep soarin high Serena.. And Nastase, keep dying of hatred & inferioty comolex.

SisterSledge said...

👊.* still like air, I rise* My new slogan.

Dupsy B said...

The old fool is obviously sick! Still like air Serena ARISE! You are too much for anyone to bring you down. Let him go to hell and roast.

Ijeoma Iduh said...

Go girl.nice one

Anonymous said...

Racism, sexism, homophobia, discrimination, bigotry are all rooted in hate, no distinction and such things are learnt at an early age.

Restraint is all well and good, but we must teach our children from an early age, that hate and intolerance are unacceptable, and respect for others, is a must.

Even if you're a bigot, you have a responsibility to make sure it stops with you.


victor kelvin said...

Both Serena and Linda and ppl commenting dat it's a Racist ain't normal... he just said let's THE the color of d child wen a dark skin and white skin co-join dats all.... no be halfcast it's no racist word at all.... ppl just misjudged him notin more

victor kelvin said...

Both Serena and Linda and ppl commenting dat it's a Racist ain't normal... he just said let's THE the color of d child wen a dark skin and white skin co-join dats all.... no be halfcast it's no racist word at all.... ppl just misjudged him notin more

victor kelvin said...

Both Serena and Linda and ppl commenting dat it's a Racist ain't normal... he just said let's THE the color of d child wen a dark skin and white skin co-join dats all.... no be halfcast it's no racist word at all.... ppl just misjudged him notin more

Anonymous said...

Lets face the fact ... We are all racists or tribalistic

Vivian Reginalds said...

racism sef
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Zeus said...

Abeg Homophobia is allowed.

Anonymous said...

Didirin! it is not the man who made the comment... Na woman taukam!

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