Tennis Finally Has A Villain, And It's The Former Pro That Made A Racial Remark About Serena Williams Unborn Child
TheBigLead- Ilie Nastase, the former world no. 1 tennis player, is (was?) the captain of Romania’s Fed Cup (an international women’s tournament) team, which had a home match against Great Britain this weekend. At a press conference, one of Nastase’s players was asked about Serena William’s baby, and Natase interjected, “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”
Nastase was quickly removed from the weekend’s festivities in disgrace after making public sexual advances towards a female tennis coach, harassing a female reporter in the press room, making racist remarks about Serena Williams’ baby, and verbally assaulting players on Great Britain’s team during a match on Saturday.
Those details reportedly included calling a reporter “stupid” and “ugly,” and calling two Great Britain players “fucking bitches.”
I want to make one thing clear. Though I am only going off of one report's worth of evidence, I think it's pretty safe to assume that Ilie Nastase is an insufferable, despicable excuse for a human being. The whole "chocolate with milk" thing wasn't the most racist thing I have heard uttered about an expecting interracial couple, but - ironically, given the deliciousness of chocolate milk - it was clearly in poor taste. I can't remember the last joke I heard that used diary products to attack the potential complexion of an unborn baby, but I would imagine that doing so is pretty universally frowned upon. Combine that with sexual and verbal assault and it becomes pretty easy to declare that he is definitively a dickhead off of one day's work.
It's actually pretty impressive if you ask me. Maybe not the most honorable accomplishment, but the unhinged bastard went through three strikes faster than Tim Tebow during a Major League audition. Other than that, I honestly don't know what to say about the guy other then he is....exactly what I would expect out of a 70 year Romanian who looks like he should immediately be cast as Hans Gruber's grandfather in 'Die Hard Or Bruce Willis Can't Afford A New Vacation Home'.
Is there any chance this bag of bones has made it through a single 24 hour stretch in the decade without polishing off a fifth of vodka? I'm not trying to make excuses for his villainous behavior, but I would be lying if I said he didn't appear to be embracing the role with open arms. There's something to be said for sticking with what you're good at, and - as a menacing, half dead son of a bitch - there is nothing he is better at then polluting Grand Slams with his public displays of discrimination. Maybe tennis wasn't looking for a bad guy, but at least now they can say they legitimately have one instead of shaming Nick Kyrgios for throwing fits, talking shit, and being just about the most entertaining person in the sport. He may have some attitude, but he's not the root cause behind social media posts like this....