Tennis Tournament Director Resigns Over Sexist Comments About Female Players
Following sexist comments he made during the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Indian Wells Masters CEO Raymond Moore reportedly stepped down from his position, as well as from his role as tournament director.
Allegedly, Moore stated female tennis players ride the "coattails" of male players, saying,
No, I think the WTA you know, in my next life when I come back I want to be someone in the WTA, (laughter) because they ride on coattails of the men. They don't make any decisions and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky. If I was a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born because they have carried this sport. They really have.
So, to recap, Moore said female players ride "coattails," don't make decisions, are very lucky and should get down on their knees.
I mean, we probably should've seen this resignation coming.
In addition to Moore's stone-age comments, the number one men's player in the world, Novak Djokovic, allegedly shared his thoughts on how male players should get paid more than female players.
Novak Djokovic decided to weigh in on Raymond Moore's comments. pic.twitter.com/5EGWKEz2YC — 120 Sports (@120Sports) March 21, 2016
What's up with the tennis world right now?