Sexist internet lashes out at Murray's new female coach

By Mieke Vlok
09 June 2014

Social networks were abuzz after the announcement British tennis star Andy Murray had appointed a woman as his coach.

Social networks were abuzz after the announcement British tennis star Andy Murray had appointed a woman as his coach. But people on Twitter were anything but supportive and were openly critical of the fact Andy had chosen a woman. Amélie Mauresmo won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006 and is an experienced player, but her successes are apparently not enough to silence the critics.

'I don’t want to be sexist, but how can a woman improve Andy Murray’s game?'

“I don’t want to be sexist, but how can a woman improve Andy Murray’s game?” one man asked on Twitter, while another said it was practical for Andy to have appointed a woman because, “she can wash dishes and cook while Murray’s on tennis tours”.

Others attacked Amélie’s fit, athletic appearance and said she looks more like a man than a woman.

“People should stop complaining about the fact Andy has appointed her because she doesn’t look like a woman anyway,” one Twitter user commented.

Fans of Amélie were up in arms about the criticism and said it was encouraging Andy had appointed a woman.

Her temporary contract lasts to the end of Wimbledon and may be renewed if her and Andy’s partnership runs smoothly.

Source: BuzzFeed News

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