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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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What an ass!

fron Jon Wertheim - CNNSI:

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"Just to set the record straight: Safin dinged up (hardly totaled) the C-Class Benz that he was given to drive during the tournament. He then had his coach ask for an S-Class. When the Mercedes reps saw the minor damage, they effectively said. "S-class? You'll get no class." Safin then allegedly suggested that the Mercedes rep perform a sex act on him. (To compound his boorishness, the Mercedes rep just so happened to be Mal Washington's pregnant wife. D-ohhhh.) The Tour fined Safin $5,000, which he'll be able to find behind the cushions in his couch. "
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I'm not defending Safin here, but it seems a lot of people kind of encourage him into make stupid comment.
I'm sure Safin didn't like that No Class comment, and I think that he may have been joking around with the rep after the comment kind of displaying what someone with no class would say.
Young Marat is a little loopy my stair, but he is often drawn into say idiotic thing.
But no excuses I guess.

But reports always miss out little parts like "jokingly said" and "Said tounge in cheek".
That would change the way people would read that story.


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Lost my respect if the report is true!

I disagree with Simon that Safin got drawn into making that comment. Obviously, when he did not get what he wanted, he threw a tantrum, which is very immature and unsportsmanlike. Besides there is no excuse that can be given for an insult directed toward a pregnant woman. None. Even if Safin was joking or tongue in cheek, to insult any woman in that way is not called for and Safin should be forced to apologize for his immature actions.
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i dont think that what safin said was right at all, but why do people have to act like its so shocking to insult a pregnant woman? Its wrong to insult anyone, not just pregnant women. Its annoying how people make out that just because a woman is pregnant she needs to be specially protected, more so than anyone else
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LMAO! Marat, you kill me!

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Perhaps everything that Marat says should be taken as part of his comedy act.
Like a Adam Sandler or a Tom Green. What they do and say is so stupid, it's hard not to laugh.....Maybe Safin should be taken the same way.
Also, that Pregnant women protection clause isn't one that I've been told about either. Unless the comment was purposely made to disrespect her because of her pregnancy, I don't see the difference between saying it to a Pregnant women or any other person.....


But, I did have a lot more respect for Marat before what has happened recently, and perhaps he is follow Goran and Yevgeny to closely, and mixing the two. Goran with his comedy, and Yevgeny and his Sexist comments. Separately, there not to bad, but combined, they are a dangerous mix.


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For the love of God . . .

what I meant was the Safin did not have a right to insult anyone and he should have had more respect towards the person he was addressing. Pregnant or not, Mrs. Washington did not deserve the insult that was directed toward her.

What I don't understand is why so many people are quick to defend Safin's actions as being "well, that's marat." "He's crazy like Kafelnikov and Ivanisevic." Is that really an excuse for his behavior? How would you have felt if he had directed that insult toward you or your family members?

I get tired of reading posts in which sports stars and celebrities are defended for uncouth behavior simply because they are famous. I don't understand why celebrities are allowed to behave differently from others.
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What's the problem? They should just assign Mal to do the announcing on Marat's next couple matches. I'm sure Mal would take care of it from there.
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It is really funny.. C-class is really not appropriate car for GS champion.

Seriously, little indication of class from both Marat and Mercedes rep. Marat has an excuse though, he is younger..

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Sorry apoet29. Look I agree he should be repremanded for what he did, and I would be disgusted if they were directed at me or my family, but what I'm saying is he has done it in the passed, and I'm not shocked about it.
I mean, if someone commits murder, and they let him out and he does it again, you cant really say...gee, I didn't see that coming.
Marat is known for being a loud mouth, and with freedom of speech, he is allowed to say what he wants. And fining him doesn't hurt him.....banning his for tournament does.

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Interesting.

Interesting how many think it is ok to say "Fuck you!" to anyone, anytime, anyplace.

P.S. Marat is not a 10 year old.

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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 03:01 PM
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How about a new nickname for Safin?

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I dont know if Mal would take care of it. He seems very soft to me. If that had been my wife I would have to mess him up. I am all for being civilized and everything until it comes to my family.

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Marat I still luv ya and don't believe everything you read people especially if the writer is the author of that trashy book Venus Envy Mr. Jon Werthless. but if you said that, Marat, then grow up and APOLOGIZE TO MS. WASHINGTON. !!! Then go on with your bad self.
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Rexx, I think Marat was indicating the rep to suck his you know what...............

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