Ten worst incidents of racism against athletes

Ten worst incidents of racism against athletes
Photo: Venus and Serena Williams (Tennis)

Following the decision of Sulley Muntari to walk off the field when he was racially abused by fans of Caglairi two weeks ago, here are some of the notable cases of racist abuse in sports.

1. Venus and Serena Williams (Tennis)

When Venus and Serena Williams hit the big stage of the WTA tour, the racism issue intensified. During the 2001 Tennis Masters Series in Indian Wells, California, Venus announced at the last minute that she would not be able to face Serena due to an injury. The withdrawal sparked the controversy of match-fixing among fans who booed Serena throughout her encounter against Kim Clijsters. Her father later commented,“The white people at Indian Wells, what they’ve been wanting to say all along to us finally came out: ‘N*gger, stay away from here; we don’t want you here.”

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