Needless Intolerance Towards Djokovic and Moore

The World is Fake, NOT Free!

Politically correct public statements from those who will indulge in sly, behind-the-back bitching can make one tired!

The smart are liars, pretenders, outwardly free thinkers but at heart dishonest to the core. These so-called liberals conjure up politically correct statements smacking of insincerity but winning encomiums all the way.

On the other hand, a Djokovic has had to apologise for saying the pay disparity between women and men players is justified.

Indian Wells director Raymond Moore, a former player, faced all-round flak for saying: “If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport.”

Serena Williams squealed, other present and former players followed suit and Mr Moore had to relinquish his position.

Just a Matter of Fact: I don’t think any of the two men was wrong. It is no secret that the male players have to work a lot harder than their female counterparts to come up with performances that enthrall audiences. This does not amount to insulting womanhood or the calibre of the women players. It is just a matter of fact, without any prejudices!

So why grudge the extra bucks they make? Why make it out as sexist, discriminatory pronouncements? It is just politics at work.

Sly Bitching in Corporate World: Let individual sport not become like the corporate sector where it is common to come across people making politically correct statements in the open. Just that behind one’s back they will have different stories to tell! That’s called sly bitching!

Greater tolerance is needed in a world that is predominantly democratic with freedom of expression.

As long as statements do not verge on hate mongering and are not made to incite social disturbances the world can afford to be tolerant.

The kind we saw coming from Djokovic and Mr Moore should have just been seen as their individual opinion without reading too much into it.

G Joslin Vethakumar

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