Serena Williams Pregnancy- Romania`s Fed Cup Captain Racist Comment
Romania`s Fed Cup captain and former world N0.1 ILie Nastase has come under attack over racial comment he made against Serena Williams during a conference on Friday. He was quoted as saying concerning Serena Williams pregnancy ” “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”.
ITF said “We are aware of alleged comments made by Romanian captain Ilie Nastase and have begun an immediate investigation so that we have the full facts of the situation before taking further and appropriate action. According to organisation “The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behavior of any kind,”
In another development, the International Tennis Federation which organizes the Fed Cup, said Sunday that Nastase “may not participate in the Fed Cup in any capacity with immediate effect.”
According to AP Ilie Nastase, the captain of Romania’s Fed Cup team, has been provisionally suspended from the competition for abusing players and the umpire during the playoff match against Britain.
The 70-year-old Nastase was heard hurling expletives at British player Johanna Konta, Britain captain Anne Keothavong and the umpire during Konta’s match against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on Saturday. Nastase was sent off the court by referee Andreas Egli and, after taking a seat in the stands, was then sent back to the locker room.
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