Join Date: May 2001
Location: land of the incompetent
Belgian Journalists About Lei Clijsters
I thought the following comments a few sports journalists made about Lei Clijsters were interesting, considering how Lei is often slagged off (*cough* JR*cough*). I apologise if this has been posted before.
Basically, they're saying Lei took on the part of the bad guy on purpose, as a way to protect Kim. Lei took on the bad press, was the one to say no to the countless demands made on Kim, making him quite unpopular. But it worked in sheltering Kim. The journalists weren't too happy about it because it meant they never managed to get Kim to come to one of their talk shows on TV, but they clearly respect Lei for protecting his daughter so well. And then another example is given about how Lei really is a good guy: when Kim was 12, Lei helped a competitor of Kim financially. Playing in youth tournaments at a high level is quite expensive and the parents of the girl had trouble financing it. Lei helped these people.
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