Tennis player Gael Monfils racially abused on social media after Munich defeat

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, May 5th, 2017 | 0

Gael Monfils returned to tennis after an injury layoff that sidelined him for about month-and-a-half.

His comeback bid, however, ended sooner than expected as he crashed out to a 2-6 4-6 defeat to Korean Hyeon Chung in the first round of the BMW Open in Munich on Thursday.

To make the matter worse, the Frenchman was racially abused on social media as he shared a message received on his Instagram, which he shared on his official account.

“Really?? when u had a bad day at the office it’s what u receive! #violence#racism #haters #sport, Monfils wrote. He also shared Martin Luther King’s famous quote: “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with white boys and girls.”

This is not the first time that a tennis player has been subject to online abuse. Eugenie Bouchard, Nicole Gibbs, Kyle Edmund, Johanna Konta, Madison Keys, and Kevin Anderson are just some of the names that have faced the harsh side of social media.

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