Tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert have recently reacted to a viral video where police officers could be seen removing children from a basketball court in a public park.
In that video, officers are heard saying to the kids that they need to get permission if they are not residents of the town. Knowing the nature of social media, the video drew opposite reactions.
Some people defended the officers for simply following the laws, while others slammed them for not allowing the kids in the park because of their being African-American. Also Read: Carlos Alcaraz Registers 1st Win At Argentina Open After Injury
The former World No. 1 Martina Navratilova also entered the conversation and called out the officers for being “bullies“. She took to her official Twitter handle and wrote:
“Pure harassment. Damn bullies“. Watch the video and check Navratilova’s post below:
Chris Evert also joined in and retweeted Navratilova’s post by writing: “This…NO….,” ending it with three angry emoticons.
It’s worth noting that the two retired Americans often involve in calling out police officers owing to racism in recent times. In many cases, white police officers were seen harassing African American citizens. Also Read: “It’s Unbelievable,” Bjorn Borg On Rafael Nadal’s Training Routine
Martina Navratilova calls out church and Republican leaders
The 18-time Navratilova has also called out church and Republican leaders for their involvement in child trafficking cases. A month-long operation called Operation Janus saved 28 children from online sexual abuse, after which 59 people were arrested. A pastor and a Republican leader were also part of the criminals. They are all now facing around 80 criminal charges.
Navratilova took to Twitter and wrote, “Hmm. Who are the groomers again?!?“
Navratilova tweeted things, thinking that the blame would again go to the members of the LGBTQIA+ members. Navratilova, who has been openly gay, is an LGBTQOA+ activist.
Since her retirement, she was often seen involved in political discussions. She is also against gun rights in the US.
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