If you haven’t heard of the U.S. Open controversy yet, you’re doing a great job of avoiding mainstream media. We don’t want to ruin your streak, but this story is too outrageous to ignore. Basically, it’s another case of liberals having nothing real to complain about. So, as usual, they made something up.
The finals of the U.S. Open is a big moment in tennis. The fact that the women’s final had a relatively young and unproven player made it all the more exciting. That came to a surprising end when Serena Williams was given a game loss that practically sealed her fate and helped her lose in straight sets. Getting a game-loss violation is pretty hard to do. There was a progression to this story.
It started when the chair umpire noticed Serena’s coach sending her hand signals. In tennis, coaching isn’t allowed in the middle of a set. The umpire followed the rules and gave her a warning. Keep in mind that she had already lost the first set at this point.
Further in the set, Serena made several bad plays in a row. In frustration, she spiked her racket on the ground and broke it. According to the rules, that’s an automatic conduct violation. In this case, it was the second violation and an automatic point loss.
Serena completely lost her cool. She berated the umpire of the course of several more games. Eventually, she stopped play altogether to verbally abuse the umpire. So, he continued following the rules and issued a third violation. That resulted in a game loss. Unhinged, Serena quickly lost the following game and it was all over. What should have been a life-changing win for the young Japanese competitor, Naomi Osaka, was instead an awkward situation all around.
Serena couldn’t let it go. She couldn’t admit that she was having a sup-par day and lost her cool. Instead, she now insists that she was penalized out of sexism from the chair umpire (we’ll address that claim in a minute). She claims that she did not and has not ever cheated. Instead, the umpire cheated her, and the entire affair was unfair to her. She has also insisted that she has received more discrimination than any other tennis player.
Debunking This Nonsense
It’s sad to see a competitor like Serena Williams succumb to their own sense of privilege. She’s used to getting her way, and this entire thing is a simple tantrum. What’s more is that she is wrong on every point. All of the conduct violations in the match were mandatory. The umpire used no personal discretion whatsoever. If anything, he endured abnormal amounts of verbal abuse before finally issuing the last penalty. Everything she did wrong is written clearly in the rulebook.
As for cheating, her own coach publicly admitted that he was sending signals. There’s no question that she was in the wrong.
What really makes Serena look foolish is her desire to be a victim. She has completely succumbed to leftist brainwashing, and it’s now threatening to destroy one of the most storied careers in sports.
Let’s talk about how stupid her claims of sexism are. For starters, the person on the other side of the net was a woman too. If the umpire was sexist, why wasn’t he attacking her like he did Serena? Is it because she’s dark skinned? Oh wait. Osaka is too. There’s no victim card to play.
To really take this point home, the New York Times published an article showing that men in tennis are penalized far more heavily than women. When the most liberal news outlet in the world won’t support your cries of sexism, you know you don’t have a case. As for the numbers, it isn’t even close. Men are penalized 6 to 10 times as often for every type of violation that exists. Just ask John McEnroe.
We can’t allow anyone to make excuses. This whole circus is just liberal stunting. If you want to know someone’s political affiliation at a glance, just see how they reacted to this situation. Rational people can see the plain truth. Crazy liberals will champion Serena and insist that discrimination is the only way their princess could lose. It had to be rigged, right?
If this sounds similar to another major loss from a liberal princess, it’s no coincidence. It’s their MO at this point.
~ Freedom News Report