Pieter du Toit | 'You cannot be serious!': McEnroe's outburst only response to DA's Phoenix snafu

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DA posters put up in Phoenix in the lead up to the municipal elections.
DA posters put up in Phoenix in the lead up to the municipal elections.
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In light of the DA's Phoenix poster debacle, Pieter du Toit questions whether the party's campaign team and leadership didn't discuss the campaign from every angle, and game out what the reaction could be, and whether it was worthwhile to slap those words on telephone poles?

"You cannot be serious!" was the reaction by tennis's original bad boy, John McEnroe, when a line call at the 1981 Wimbledon tournament went against him.

YouTube shows a wiry McEnroe completely losing his cool when the line judge declared his serve out and him advancing to the umpire's chair, disputing the call. "You can't be serious, man," he growls, before exploding with a full-throated roar: "You CANNOT BE SERIOUS!"

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