Award winning tennis player Venus Williams, was compared to a gorilla during the Australian Open.
ESPN commentator, Doug Adler referred to Williams as putting her “gorilla effect” on her opponent, Stefanie Voegele, during the second round of the match.
Check out Alder’s comment in the video below:
Tennis fans are outraged by Alder’s controversial remark and have already started petitioning to have Alder fired. Since the incident, Alder has apologized, claiming that it was not his intention to be offensive. Alder said, he was describing her aggressive style as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her to a “gorilla.”
Twitter is not giving him a break:
— Richard Cummings Jr. (@rixflix) January 19, 2017
Here's what you won't do… You will NOT compare Venus Williams to a 'gorilla' and think it's okay:… https://t.co/v4EAV098R6
— (((Eugene Haynes))) (@EugeneHaynes) January 19, 2017
— 🇧🇸.Slim.🇧🇸 (@__SlimWriter__) January 19, 2017