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Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Jurgen the German, 26 Mar 2012.

  1. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    They do have VAR though
     
  2. Aldo

    Aldo Gheorge Popescu

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    Why would anyone go to a sporting event wanting to watch another one on the TV?
     
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    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    Should’ve been the final!

     
  4. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    Was such a poor final
     
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    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    Ohhh the old boring sexism line again.

    She called the umpire a thief and acted terribly, she got punished for it based on her offence. Rather than he saying sorry for her verbals she is taking the route of "if I was a guy I would not be punished" then she tries to play the role model card, I hardly think her actions are that of a role model.
     
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  7. StephenH

    StephenH Ian Walker

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    She lost the plot!
    She had a brain fart and looked stupid.
    She was out of order and lost the game rightly because of it.
     
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  8. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    But she is a mum
     
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  9. StephenH

    StephenH Ian Walker

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    There are quite a few out there. Many really have to graft not fart arse about earning obscene amounts playing bloody tennis!
     
  10. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Les Ferdinand

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    I fudging hate her and all the other self important taco. Women are getting worse and this poor poor me thing is becoming fudging annoying. The whole world is meant to stop for them.
     
  11. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    Some womens sports have a hard time, no doubt, but anyone that says she has it tough is talking out their bottom.

    She was bang out of order and rather than say "I was wrong" she went down the "its always me" route when in fact its rarely her despite her being aggressive to female line judges and opponents.

    The funny part is she claims the decision by the judge was based on her being black and a female but how can that be the case when the decision then gave favour to a young asian female? Its utter crap
     
  12. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    She never played the race card (others have since) the argument was that Judges are more strict on all women than men, if a man blew his top at a final they wouldn't get the same punishment, women should behave better. I don't agree with her argument, she acted like a clam and was rightly punished, the Judge is known to be a stickler but the fact that the decision gave a female a benefit is not one that can really be used.
     
  13. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    But how can the point her treatment was sexist when it does not benefit anyone but another female? Maybe I am thick but I don't understand it. Her opponent acted with class and was treated like anyone else where as she acted like a spoilt kid and was treated as such.

    For me there was so sexist decisions involved
     
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    r-u-s-x Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    The sexist decision was to punish a women in a way that you would not punish a man, just because its not detrimental to all women in the game would not make it non sexist. her argument was that men act like spoiled brats in finals, do the same thing and are not punished in the same way. In this case its a flimflam argument but it would be sexist if it was the case.

    to put it simply - (behaving like a dingdonghead is being in a club and being in the club is a benefit) - All men are allowed in a club, some women are not allowed but some are allowed - this is sexist.
     
  15. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    Have men always been able to get away with bad behaviour in Tennis? I have seen as many women get away with it as men so was this just the umpire calling it on the day?

    I don't see what happened as either sexist or racist personally.
     
  16. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    No I don't think its sexist or racist, she was acting a clam and played a victim card.

    the fact that another woman benefited is irrelevant to whether it is sexist or not, it wasn't because the judge has form for doing this to both men and women.
     
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    Bullet Chris Perry

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    Correct Russki. Serena was saying "I've seen men call umpires worse things and not get a game deducted... therefore it was sexist".

    She is skipping several steps of logic.

    It could just as easily have been racist.

    Or famous-ist.

    Or rich-ist.

    Or serial-winner-ist.

    Or-lycra-body-suit-ist.

    Or just the right decision.
     
  18. spitshine

    spitshine Gheorge Popescu

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    What a shame that a life changing moment for Osaka winning her first grand slam has been forgotten in all of this.
    Where’s the praise for her.

    Also...If Serena truly believed in equality she’d be demanding the women play five sets like men, instead of three
     
  19. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Any examples of a man calling an umpire a cheat/liar and saying they'll never ref a game on theirs again as long as they live? (And getting away with it?)

    Calling a ref in to question like that is probably the worse thing you can say as sportsperson
     
  20. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    It's women's tennis. Nobody really cares.
     
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