Re: ** Masha News and Articles! ** Vol. 2
Originally Posted by Valkyre
I consider an INSULT , the part of the article that says "American-based Sharapova"... the fact that it comes straight from Wimbledon website, makes it even more appaling...
Maria Sharapova has chosen to be a Russian, even when she was offered other "options". The fact that she lives in the States means jack s**t... Most tennis players dont live in their home country, that doesnt make them any less Russians or what not... Besides Masha went to the US because of tennis.
So that "amercian based Sharapova" comment is rather disgusting, especially now that Maria is going to carry the flag of her country with pride. Maria is Russian, and she is proud of it as she always says so, everyone should respect that, especially Wimbledon officials.
over-reactive any? First, it's a fact - Sharapova is
American-based. She's lived here since she was 7 yo. Second, it points out to the casual reader that she's not American. Third, all her fans can be thankful that her father didn't think of American-based as an outrageous insult.
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