VIDEO: Controversial former tennis star Marcelo Rios insults group of journalists

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | 0

Controversial former tennis star Marcelo Rios had a number of run-ins with journalists during his 10-year-long career. 14 years after his retirement though, he’s at it again.

Rios, who is serving as the assistant captain of Chile’s Davis Cup squad, was approached by a group of journalists following a practice session, when he shot back rudely.

“As my personal friend Diego Maradona says, I don’t speak to reporters… you all s**k at it,” the 42-year-old said (translated).

Visibly taken aback, the scribes gave it another try before Rios interrupted, “You can all keep su***ng.”

This is not the first time that the journalists have been at the receiving end while interacting with Rios.

Early on in his career, the former world No. 1 was asked what he makes of his comparison with Guillermo Vilas, to which he replied: “I’ve been compared to Vilas for a while now. I don’t know him. All I know is that he was No. 2 and I’m No. 1.”

Besides, he allegedly tried to moon some reporters who were recording him during a party outside his apartment.

 

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