French Loit booed by American crowd(CORRECTION - LOIT NOT BOOED, IT WAS MISREPORTED) - TennisForum.com
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French Loit booed by American crowd(CORRECTION - LOIT NOT BOOED, IT WAS MISREPORTED)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/2866235.stm

France's Emilie Loit lost her first round match to Australia's Nicole Pratt at the Nasdaq Open in Florida.

The French player, who suffered a 5-7 6-2 6-2 defeat, was also subjected to heckling and boos from the home crowd because of her nation's anti-war stance.

Loit, who has professed her own opposition to the war, did not resent the treatment she received.

"There's nothing I can do. I'm a player on tour and I have to try and play good tennis," said Loit.

Loit, who supports the French governments resistance to war "because I'm against violence", said she felt comfortable here but has some fears about her safety travelling the world on the WTA Tour.

"I'm afraid to take a flight.

"I'm going to take a car, drive to the next tournaments. But it will be difficult not to fly home."

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Those booing fans have no class, like in IW when some fans booed Serena
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I don't know how you boo someone for their country's stand on an issue.

Terrible.

I, from the US, am against war.

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Very poor. What else can you say ?
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Any fan of tennis who boos at a tennis player, regardless of nationality, is not a fan... that's just aggravation...

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as far as I'm concerned, anyone who booed her over that is know-nothing scum.

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it's unfortunate, but at least she didn't fan the flames by bashing the crowd.
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I can't beleive this, poor Emilie, she is a tennis player and being booed because she is from France and France says NO to war is S T U P I D...

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Oh God...Marion is playing Ally Baker right now. We all know Marion is an over-emotional player to begin with...

If they get on her case and she self-destructs...

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Its really sad that someone can be booed simply for being from a certain country, and only goes to show how ignorant certain sections are society are about this whole issue.
Roland Garros should be interesting if this continues...

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Its really sad that someone can be booed simply for being from a certain country, and only goes to show how ignorant certain sections are society are about this whole issue.
Roland Garros should be interesting if this continues...

Horrible - no one should be made to feel uncomfortable -
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That is really sad...some people
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So how is she gonna get back to France if she doesn't fly? She's gonna take a boat?

I imagine that the fear to fly came about because of Sept.11th and that is why the USA is adament about the war. Maybe if France can support us in ridding the world of this fear then she will feel safe to fly.


I think the boos came about because of her stance on the war issue....keep your mouth shut next time......maybe she could get to france by train...oh I forgot it goes through England huh?..maybe by way of spain?...oh yeah I forgot...

oh well......too bad...If she hated violence then she would have freely traveled the world...why can't she? because of violence.Case closed.

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