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post #172 of (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 2011, 04:53 PM
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Re: Elise Tamaela knocked out and put on a drip by opponent's father

Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
Well, d'uh Obviously her father was not completely unprovoqued and she probably tells the story as it is. Dutch fans are definitely loud which has been seen at Aranxta Rus' matches. No matter what Mihai shouldn't have hit Elise, though. It's a horrible thing to do.

Karen is not to blame and I don't see how anyone can hate her or anything now. I don't think people realize how difficult it is to just push your father out of your life, even though he treats you badly. Families usually always stand up for each other and we wouldn't know the personal consequences for Karen if she chose to tell her father to get out of her life.
Yes, Karen cannot be blamed for the incident.

Where she can be lamed is attempting to justify what her father did.

Yes families always stand up for each other, but there are limits.
Apparently this is not the first time the father has been involved incidents at tennis venues.
If her daughter keeps supporting him just because it is the family thing to do, she'll end up like Dokic.

She should have been more contrite and show compassion for Tamaela
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