7 July, 2015. 16:05
IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact
OLYMPIC legend Dawn Fraser has launched a vile tirade on polarising Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios after his Wimbledon loss.
And now everyone has stopped talking about how much of a wanker Kyrgios is.
Fraser, a four-time gold medallist and one of the country’s most celebrated athletes, was questioned about Kyrgios’ performance in his fourth-round defeat against Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
“It’s absolutely disgusting. I am so shocked to think that he went out there to play and he tanked … that’s terrible,” Fraser told Channel 9’s The Today Show.
Dawn Fraser took things way too far by suggesting both Kyrgios and his fellow Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, should “go back where their parents came from”.
Born in Canberra, Kyrgios is the son of a Greek-born father and Malaysian-born mother. Tomic is German-born with a Croatian father and Bosnian mother. The family migrated to the Gold Coast when Tomic was three years old.
Dawn Fraser, born in working-class Balmain and raised on Rugby League and Resch’s – obviously found the ancestry of these players to be a little too exotic. However, as many non-racist critics have pointed out, their nationalities are of no importance when compared to their generally unlikeable personalities.
“They should be setting a better example for the younger generation of this country, a great country of ours,” Fraser continued.
“If they don’t like it, go back to where their fathers or their parents came from. We don’t need them here in this country if they act like that.”
Kyrgios took to Facebook to hit back Fraser, writing: “Blatant racist, Australian legend.” in an acceptable response.
Kyrgios, a well-know wanker, has made headlines recently due to his painfully contrived “bad-boy” behaviour and his equally as painful haircuts.
A perfect opportunity for a dinosaur like Dawn Fraser, chairman of Wests Tigers NRL, to talk about how much of shit bloke Kyrgios is has been ruined by her inability to not trace the mediocre stars ancestry.
As usual, when his behaviour is pushed under the spotlight, Kyrgios has stated he plans to debut a “far, far, far shittier haircut” next time he fronts the press.