I miss the days of John McEnroe’s focused abuse but this German girl is pretty feisty. First she walks back and forth arguing, then she gets down and starts touching the line and gesticulating at it, then she prostrates herself several times with arms outstretched in submission praying, then she starts swearing…then, well I won’t spoil the ending.
It seems to me there’s a lot of these sorts of people in professional sports and they’re clearly mentally ill. Sometimes there’s a domineering parent. There’s a young tennis player in Australia whose father’s flip outs became so extreme he was banned all over the world from attending his daughter’s matches and was eventually arrested in possession of grenades in an assassination attempt on an umpire or something. Don’t you think this kind of craziness is becoming an increasing problem in professional sports? Back in the day sportsmanship and personal and team / country honour was valued much more highly than today. One of the things that bugs me is bringing politics into sports with athletes refusing to compete as a political stunt and so on. Is sportsmanship dead?