Is the Serena Williams cartoon racist?
1. She was rude to the referee and deserved the penalty. Watch the video.
2. The crowd was rude to the winner, booing her.
3. In most other sports (NBA, MLB, NFL), arguing with a referee will get you ejected MUCH faster than in tennis.
September 11th, 2018 8:10pm
I think in tennis they give the player a little more leeway because it is so gladatorial but Williams was out of line and I was disappointed to see players sticking up for her and deflecting from her loutish behaviour to sexism. It wasn't good when McEnroe did it and it's not good now.
The rules should be changed to include a mandatory instruction to the chair umpire that when a threshold of bad behaviour has been passed, the umpire must say to the player "You are behaving like a brat, please end it now."
It all started with her losing and her coach coaching her from the sidelines.
The umpire noticed and gave her a code violation.
The rule against this is openly published, people wishing to participate (and earning millions of dollars) agree to follow the rules, if they don't like them they don't have to compete.
She then threw a tantrum, broke her racket and got another code violation, again the rules are clear, breaking a racket is a common ploy to get a timeout, upset the other player etc.
Finally she started accusing the umpire of being a thief and denying being coached and got another code violation.
Her coach is on record admitting to the coaching.
She claims this is sexist because it never happens to men. This claim is demonstrably untrue.
She claims people are always doing this to her, the truth here is that when she has mibehaved in the past, she has been penalised.
Allowing cheating without any penalties would encourage it.
Sports would no longer exist in such circumstances.
All the videos prove she was not receiving coaching.
Her coach confessed that he decided to throw the match by coaching, perhaps that was for his personal financial gain.
But the videos show Serena didn't see those signals.
The rules clearly refer to being coached. To be coached you have to be aware of it.
The referee, obviously in on whatever action the coach was in, illegitimately issued the cheating point. It wasn't cheating according to the rules.
Billie Jean King on the last point loss: "When a woman is unhappy, she's labeled 'hysterical' and she's penalised for it. But when a man does the same, he's 'outspoken' and there are no repercussions. Serena Williams, thank you for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same."
King is simply lying, men get penalised for bad behaviour as well. McEnroe probably being the most famous example.
McEnroe didn't cop penalties often enough or severe enough but yes he did cop penalties.
McEnroe was thrown out of Australian Open and fined $6,500 after receiving third warning for misbehavior against Mikael Pernfors.
>the videos show Serena didn't see those signals
That's a blatant lie.
In the close up video footage of the coach you can clearly see him make a gesture, wait for a signal from Serena asking for confirmation of the meaning and he then nods to confirm the meaning of his gesture.
They have clear eye contact.
Regarding the coach doing this to throw the match:
1) his gesture was made secretively
2) he had no way to know it would be seen
3) he had no way to know that it being seen would eventually lead to her losing, nobody was making her behave like that.
4) if he did this for financial gain, Serena would have fired him immediately because she would have known she hadn't seen his coaching.
The fact that the coach wasn't fired indicates that she saw his gesture at the time, she's just as capable of viewing the video footage as I am.
The whole sequence indicates they have practised this and do it regularly.
Now that the world is onto this, expect a camera to be on him at all times during matches.
She is clearly a well practised cheat, I expect experts will now go back over all her previous matches to look for any further evidence.
The video shows him make a gesture and then nod a second later. The video does not show her looking at him or having eye contact. You lied and made that part up.
He faked coaching her to throw the match. Ref was in on it too since he was waiting for it. Ref also knew Serena saw no such signal.
Whats racist about the cartoon? It looks like her.
She barely looks female anyway.
The general consensus seems to be:
He gave her exaggerated afro hair
He gave her exaggerated afro lips
He made her look fairly muscular
He's a cartoonist/caricaturist, it's what they do
In her case
She does have very afro hair, it really looks like that
Her lips don't look that prominent to me
Of course she's muscular, she's a top tennis player
Her arms probably have double the musculature of mine!
The only real complaint would be the lips
What's really happening is the Feminist/SJWs are just jumping on the bandwagon over the whole general situation of the poor opressed waamen and the cartoonist got caught up as collateral damage.