Tennis legend, Ilie Nastase Tenders Apology for Racist Comments on Serena Williams

Romanian Tennis Legend, Ilie Nastase has
tendered a public apology for his racist
comments on Serena Williams and his
outburst during a Fed Cup match that saw
him suspended by the International Tennis
Federation.
The apology comes days after the 70-year-
old legend was suspended for speculating
about the skin color of the baby, Serena
Williams is expecting with her fiance, Alexis
Ohanian, who is white.
On his second controversy, he threw shade
at Britain’s Johanna Konta, who was
reduced to tears during last weekend’s Fed
Cup competition in Romania.
Taking to his Facebook page on Friday, an
apologetic Nastase, wrote:
‘I was five when I first picked up a
racket. Since then, tennis has been
more than a sport or a profession for
me. Tennis has been, and is, my life,
and for tennis, I have sacrificed
almost everything, personal or
professional. Unfortunately, now, in
my 70s, I have somehow managed to
do something I have never wanted or
even imagined: to feel tennis moving
further away from me.
The last few days have been difficult
for me. My words during the Fed Cup
have rightfully caused controversy
and upset the audience, the press
and, most painfully for me, the tennis
world. I will not attempt to defend my
words, but I can assure you they only
stemmed from my genuine desire to
defend the Romanian team and
Romanian tennis.
I am fully aware that nothing can
truly excuse my statements – not the
tension of a high-stakes game, not
my traditionally irreverent attitude,
not the unfortunate escalation of the
situation. My life remains dedicated
to tennis and its audiences, so please
accept my apologies, for whatever
they may be worth right now.
I’m fully aware that nothing can truly
excuse my statements -– not the
tension of a high-stakes game, not
my traditionally irreverent attitude,
not the unfortunate escalation of the
situation. My life remains dedicated
to tennis and its audiences, so please
accept my apologies, for whatever
they may be worth right now.’ he
said.

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