Venus and Serena were called monkeys by a Belgian radio station - Page 2 - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,389
                     


inexcusable
CJ07 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Halardfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Japan
Posts: 5,880
                     
They are appaling comments, its a universal problem, and a growing one...

Manchester City 2011 FA Cup winners! 2012 Premier League Champions! 2014 League Cup winners and Premier League Champions! At last!!!!!
Halardfan is offline  
post #18 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 956
                     
The tennis organizers in Antwerp better be careful. Surely, the must have heard of Indian Wells and the Sisters boycott. The last thing anyone wants to do is to piss off the two most INFLUENTIAL and POWERFUL tennis players on the planet. I'm not saying the folks at the tournament have anything to do with this, but they could be the big loser in all of this mess.

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent

- Eleanor Roosevelt


Until the philosophy which holds one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war...

- Bob Marley/Haile Selassie
calabar is offline  
post #19 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:41 PM
NeverWoz
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 26,899
                     
Thats just sad. Those people should be fired and Venus should boycott the tournament.
Ryan is offline  
post #20 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:44 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Paris
Posts: 11,719
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryan15
Thats just sad. Those people should be fired and Venus should boycott the tournament.
So Venus must dissapoint a lot of her fans in Belgium, just because of some radio presentor?

A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening ear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn.
E. Blackadder is offline  
post #21 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:46 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
per4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 41,228
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by calabar
The tennis organizers in Antwerp better be careful. Surely, the must have heard of Indian Wells and the Sisters boycott. The last thing anyone wants to do is to piss off the two most INFLUENTIAL and POWERFUL tennis players on the planet. I'm not saying the folks at the tournament have anything to do with this, but they could be the big loser in all of this mess.
Jeez..two people in Belgium make a racist remark..and you think the williams sisters would boycot Antwerp too? Then they better boycot all US tourni's..oh no... ALL TOURNI's too because their are racists in every country.
per4ever is offline  
post #22 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:46 PM
Team WTAworld
Destroyer of the Ring
 
Mercury Rising's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 5,336
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryan15
Thats just sad. Those people should be fired and Venus should boycott the tournament.
What the FUCK has this to do with the tournament??????????? Then you have to boycott every tournament

We are what we are - forever live or die
Don't tell me how to act - how to be - how to live
I am what I am from beginning to the end




Member of Justine Philistines' Society
Mercury Rising is offline  
post #23 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:47 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
per4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 41,228
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryan15
Thats just sad. Those people should be fired and Venus should boycott the tournament.
lol according to you she really should boycott all tournaments then, since I don't know a single country which has not one racist
per4ever is offline  
post #24 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:47 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Paris
Posts: 11,719
                     
Go ahead and call all belgians racist because of this monkey remark by one or two persons

A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening ear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn.
E. Blackadder is offline  
post #25 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,079
     
It is unfortunate these racists comments by these DJs. However, the Belgian people should not receive any criticism for comments made by these guys.

I hope Venus takes care of plenty of bizzness at the tourney in Antwerp.
CHOCO is offline  
post #26 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Nemesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Venus' closet
Posts: 2,221
                     
I hope they cancel that show and fire those presentors. I hate it. And I loathed those two presentors even before they said those nasty things about Venus & Serena. It was during the Kim-Serena match, but they insulted Vee. Un-understandable. Vee had beaten JuJu, so what. No need to insult her for being so good.

And some other media figures make jokes at JuJu's flat chest too. But those are just too laugh, not too hurt.

Deckers & Ornelis suck!!!!
In fact, the whole broadcasting company sucks (VTM, Q-Music, etc.).

GO STUDIO BRUSSEL!!!! They do not say & make such awfull things!
Nemesis is offline  
post #27 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 956
                     
Of course there are idiots in every country. However, I never said that Venus (or Serena) should boycott this tournament, although I feel that Indian Wells WAS justified.

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent

- Eleanor Roosevelt


Until the philosophy which holds one race
Superior and another inferior
Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned
Everywhere is war, me say war...

- Bob Marley/Haile Selassie
calabar is offline  
post #28 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 05:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,389
                     
ITs unfortunate, but its not Belgium's fault
CJ07 is offline  
post #29 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 06:00 PM
Senior Member
 
brickhousesupporter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: it is all about location
Posts: 15,728
                     
I agree that it is not the fault of the Belgian posters on this board, however I also do realize that it was much more than 2 people. According to the article people were invited to call in and they made similar statements.

I am not conceited, I am just convinced
brickhousesupporter is offline  
post #30 of 280 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 2003, 06:02 PM
Team WTAworld
Destroyer of the Ring
 
Mercury Rising's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 5,336
                     
Quote:
Originally posted by Nemesis


And some other media figures make jokes at JuJu's flat chest too. But those are just too laugh, not too hurt.

I read this in P-magazine and I didn't laugh, I was very angry These jokes DO hurt. They said it was a bad thing for tennis that Henin defeated Kournikova and that Justine needs to wear a cap to know where the front is

And I was also mad at these comments about V and S. Terrible things to say.

We are what we are - forever live or die
Don't tell me how to act - how to be - how to live
I am what I am from beginning to the end




Member of Justine Philistines' Society
Mercury Rising is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome