When Venus & Serena Williams were recently in India for the Bangalore Open, papa Richard decided to tag along. And as usual, he had a lot to say - especially how much he hates white people.
(If it was a white photographer, Richard would have held up a different finger)
YOU BEEN BLINDED gets the scathing scoop from an interview the deranged dad did with the DECCAN HERALD:
Tennis is a prejudice game. Well, I’m Black and I’m prejudiced, very prejudiced. I’ll be always prejudiced as the White man. The White man hated me all my life and I hate him. That’s no secret. I’m not even an American, it just so happens that I was born in America. People are prejudiced in tennis. I don’t think Venus or Serena was ever accepted by tennis. They never will be. But if you get some little White no good trasher in America like Tracy Austin or Chris Evert who cannot hit the ball, they will claim this is great.
Maybe if Richard invited this White man out for coffee, they can have a nice heart-to-heart chat and try to discuss their disagreements.
But seriously, WTF? Two of the most popular tennis stars in the world aren’t accepted? And calling Tracy Austin & Chris Evert “trash”?
Oh, but it gets better, as Dick goes off on older tennis stars:
If you look at most of your tennis players when they are finished playing tennis, where are they going? Look at (John) McEnroe, (Martina) Navratilova, Vijay Amritraj, look at all of them. All their lives they have been in sports, where are they now? Do you want that for your child?
Considering McEnroe & Martina made lots of money and are still celebrities in the public eye - sure, why not?
And YBB makes a valid point about Rick’s hypocrisy:
Skipping right over the “f you whitey” section of his rant, it’s hilarious to hear a guy that’s famous only because of his daughters calling out people that have dedicated their lives to tennis for not learning anything else. What the hell has Richard Williams ever done besides make two hot daughters?.. I mean, besides go on racist tirades that make John Rocker say “whoa, dude, Richard, tone it down.“
Quite true. And making such spiteful comments isn’t going to let people think, “Hey, Richard may be right about troubled race relations in this country,” but instead, “Hey, what a bigoted kook.”
We’re surprised he hasn’t teamed up with Al Sharpton yet.