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This thread may cause a bit more bickering and if it gets out of hand then I will dispose of it BUT, blah blah whatever!

OK... There seems to be a lot of generalisation surrounding fan bases! Many people on these boards seem to believe that if you are a fan of a particular player then you act and think the same way as other fans of that player. I have only been on these boards for a year and during that time have seen some general comments thrown towards me due to the fact I am a Maria fan and even sometimes coz I am a Dani fan! Its not just me, I know that Williams' sister fans among many many others have the same generalisations towards them!
I understand how people can get preconceived ideas due to one fans bad behaviour or similar, but is it truly necessary for such generalisations and labels to the different fan bases?

I'm sorry to start a thread about this, as I know it doesn't involve most of the board, but I try not to get involved in petty arguments and I feel this is the only way I can actually get my point across and heard!


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This thread may cause a bit more bickering and if it gets out of hand then I will dispose of it BUT, blah blah whatever!

OK... There seems to be a lot of generalisation surrounding fan bases! Many people on these boards seem to believe that if you are a fan of a particular player then you act and think the same way as other fans of that player. I have only been on these boards for a year and during that time have seen some general comments thrown towards me due to the fact I am a Maria fan and even sometimes coz I am a Dani fan! Its not just me, I know that Williams' sister fans among many many others have the same generalisations towards them!
I understand how people can get preconceived ideas due to one fans bad behaviour or similar, but is it truly necessary for such generalisations and labels to the different fan bases?

I'm sorry to start a thread about this, as I know it doesn't involve most of the board, but I try not to get involved in petty arguments and I feel this is the only way I can actually get my point across and heard!

I find it annoying when some people think that all Maria fans only like her because of her looks. I personally am a fan of her game, not her looks, which I know many are similar. Any tennis fan with half a brain should realise that despite whatever thier opinions on her looks are and the reaction to her looks by the media, the girl has game and some people actually do enjoy watching her play for her game.

I also dislike how any male fan of hers who is older than 20 is considered a pedofile, or at least has the insult hurled by a few immature haters.

It seems that some people hate some players so much that they will attack and insult their fans just because they don't like their favs. It is pety and annoying, and I have a particular person in mind ... any Maria fan would probably know who it is

It goes for all fans aswell, not Maria's obviously, however she seems to have a large number of people who dislike her for no apparent reason (or at least really dumb ones).

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When people say that the williams fanbase generally consists of black people. Stupid, ignorant comment.
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When people say that the williams fanbase generally consists of black people. Stupid, ignorant comment.

I was about to post that. I'm not black, I just love the best tennis player that ever lived and she happens to be African American.

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I'm white and I love Venus - where's the problem?
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and im mexican and i love serena
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"Many women's tennis fans are gay" - Well I don't think so. There are many straights here.

I'm white and straight and I love Venus Williams

I hope I'm not the only one in here

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I'm white and straight and I love Venus Williams

I hope I'm not the only one in here

You're not! But I like Serena Williams.

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Some people think that Kim fans are as nice as Kim and don't mind if she loses. Patently, this is not the truth.

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I was about to post that. I'm not black, I just love the best tennis player that ever lived and she happens to be African American.
Steffi was African-American?
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It's always fun to watch the fanbases killing each other over some illusory press conference diss aimed at Player B by Player A, when the two players usually care less. If the players hated each other as much as the fanbases would like to believe, this would be pro wrestling rather than tennis.

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Steffi was African-American?

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Steffi was African-American?
Yeah. She was light-skinneded
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Steffi was African-American?
yeah, have you seen that nose?
definitely african american

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Some people think that Kim fans are as nice as Kim and don't mind if she loses. Patently, this is not the truth.
I'll keep that in mind!

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