Originally Posted by NadalSharapova
"she is not that well known in the U.S. and is therefore not a global icon"
anyone that reads that will think you mean that you have to be well known in the US to be a global icon.
My mistake. Given that you proclaimed Sharapova a global icon among non-tennis fans, and the resulting discussion where-in you claimed that she is well-known among non-tennis fans in every country on the globe, I thought we had established that, in the context of this discussion, global icon means an icon in every country across the globe.
Now, are you going to address my second point re: football?
for example: football is not that well known in the US, so it means its not the world's most popular sport?? Ok, by your logic of USA = World then you are right.
In our discussions re: Sharapova, you never once used the argument, "sure, she's not overly popular among non-tennis fans in the U.S., but she's still the most popular over the rest of the world," which is essentially your argument in the quote above re: football. On the contrary, you argued that Sharapova is extremely popular among non-tennis fans in every country, including the U.S. Given this, how does your football statement relate at all to this discussion?