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Nick Kyrgios fed up with racist comments from the stands: 'People think this is normal' |  Tennis

Nick Kyrgios fed up with racist comments from the stands: ‘People think this is normal’ | Tennis

In recent months, Nick Kyrgios has been criticized for his racist or aggressive comments. The Australian is totally done with that. He made his argument on Instagram after another incident during the Stuttgart Open: “I will never tolerate this.”

“Little Black Sheep” and “Just Shut Up and Play!” These are some of the accusations leveled at Nick Kyrgios in yesterday’s match against Andy Murray at the Stuttgart Open.

The Australian – known as the tough bear who just doesn’t allow himself to do this – couldn’t stand it any longer and crawled to his pen on Instagram after the match.

“I am human and I know I don’t always control my feelings,” he begins with a self-critical note. “For a long time I didn’t care what people said about me. But the thing I would never tolerate is that spectators are verbally aggressive towards athletes.”

Do I just have to learn to deal with these kinds of racist comments?

Nick Kyrgios

Where does this end? Should I learn to deal with these kinds of racist comments? “People seem to think this is normal, but this can affect a person more than you think.”

Finally, he calls for change: “Wake up! Not just in tennis, but in any sport.” He encourages fellow athletes: “I hope you read this letter. You don’t have to feel shy or feel weird when you are.”

Nick Kyrgios lost the match to Andy Murray in straight sets: 7-6, 6-2.

Kyrgios expresses his anger on Instagram:

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