“Chocolate with milk?”

Source – CNN

Former tennis great Ilie Nastase handed four-year ban for racist Serena Williams slur

Serena Williams
Williams ranked number 51 in the Forbes 100 List of Highest Paid Athletes last year and was the only woman!

Former grand slam winner Ilie Nastase has been banned from any official roles in tennis until 2021 and fined $10,000 for his foul-mouthed outbursts during a Fed Cup tie between Great Britain and Romania in April.

During the tie, Nastase, the Romanian team captain, made “racially insensitive” comments about Serena Williams’ unborn child, the London-based organization said in an emailed statement on Friday.
He also made “abusive and threatening comments” to British No. 1 Jo Konta and a female British reporter who had reported his comments about Williams.

On the first day of the tie, Nastase had wondered out loud what skin color Williams’ unborn child would have after Romanian No. 1 Simona Halep was answering a reporter’s question about the 23-time grand slam winner.

“Let’s see what color it has,”

Romanian and British reporters had quoted Nastase as saying.

“Chocolate with milk?”

 


“It disappoints me to know we live in a society in which people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers,”

–Serena Williams

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