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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Tennis star, Maxime Hamou apologises for kissing female reporter on live TV

Tennis star and World No 287, Maxime Hamou has issued an apology for kissing a female reporter during a post-match interview at the French Open on Monday.

The 21-year-old from France on Wednesday was banished from the French Open by the French Tennis Federation (FTT) after he was shown live on TV grabbing broadcast reporter Maly Thomas around the neck, shoulders, and was seen forcing his lips on the reporter despite her efforts to pull away. (Watch the incident here)

Speaking to French newspaper l’Equipe, Hamou expressed remorse for the incident, saying he would like to apologize to Thomas in person.

'I want to offer my deepest apologies to Maly Thomas if she felt hurt or shocked by my attitude during her interview. 

'I just lived a wonderful week here in Roland Garros living my most beautiful emotions as a tennis player, and I let my overflow of enthusiasm express myself awkwardly towards Maly, who I know and sincerely respect. Nothing of all that is written was my intention.

“I am at her disposal to apologise to her in person if she so wishes. I learn every day from my mistakes to become a better tennis player and a better person.”

Eurosport’s tennis correspondent Henri Leconte also apologized for applauding Maxime Hamou unwanted advances towards Maly Thomas when it was shown on Eurosport show 'Avantage Leconte'.

I wanted to go back to the incident last night concerning the duplex with our reporter Maly Thomas and the player Maxime Hamou.I want to make it clear that we do not endorse this type of behavior. Maly is a great professional who deserves an apology,” said the former grand slam winner.

'Our live response was also not appropriate, we should have intervened quickly. We apologise to our viewers,' he added.


Adam said...

this is so wrong on every level. he didn't even have the decency to realise that there was a camera that was pointed at him. some guys would just use stupid behaviour to spoil their career.

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Ifeoma1010 said...

Oyinbo wil always b oyinbo. See quick apology. Sha sha, Make the guy no try th kain thing nex time.

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Anonymous said...

Is that why they suspend him. Nonesense!

John-King said...

Bizzy body pipu. Allow him to catch feelings biko

John-King said...

Buh d guy stupid shaa. D babe even senior am

Anonymous said...

Good for him...that's small boys for you, no mature man will do that. Difference between boys and men...

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hmmmmmmmm....this is really shocking...but at least he apologised which is a good start...

Anonymous said...

So he should have done it when there was no camera? Keep your dirty hands to yourself.

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