People misheard a Wimbledon commentator and thought he was homophobic
A tennis commentator has caused confusion online – after Twitter users misheard his comments as a gay slur.
Retired Australian champ Pat Cash was doing live commentary at Wimbledon this afternoon alongside John Inverdale, on a match between Roger Federer and Sam Groth.
While discussing the merits of serve-volleys, he said: “I always tell my kids, all the baseliners, the serve-volleyers are real game, real men.
“We’re the game ones. Chickens like you stand at the back of the court.”
However, a lot of people appeared to mishear Cash – and his comments caused considerable confusion on Twitter.
People took to the social network demanding that Cash apologise for his comments…
…but not everyone was convinced.
Same-sex marriage is currently a hot topic in Cash’s native Australia, with a cross-party same-sex marriage bill set to come before Parliament in August.
Ahead of the vote, the National Rugby League has come out in favour of marriage equality.