“Please shut up and go away forever”- Fans brutally bash Tennys Sandgren for defending Taylor Fritz’s recent homophobia controversy

Tennis fans blast Tennys Sandgren for defending Taylor Fritz in a recent homophobic controversy.


“Please shut up and go away forever”- Fans brutally bash Tennys Sandgren for defending Taylor Fritz’s recent homophobia controversy

Tennys Sandgren and Taylor Fritz (Image via: Imago)

Tennis fans brutally blasted Tennys Sandgren for backing Taylor Fritz after the American apologized for liking a homophobic tweet on X, formerly known as Twitter. World No. 10 Fritz had explained that he wasn’t aware he liked the tweet but had read it.

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For context, the whole drama began on February 14, 2024, when American MMA fighter Sean Strickland, known for his controversial views on the LGBTQ community, posted the controversial tweet. The MMA fighter angrily ridiculed Pride Month in his post.

A few hours later, a user reacted to the post, saying that America’s founding fathers would hit the reset button if they ever woke up to experience a Pride Month celebration. American tennis player Taylor Fritz liked the user’s comment but soon found himself bashed by fans for indirectly siding with Sean Strickland’s homophobic post.

Fritz then claimed innocence by explaining to fans that the like must have been accidental. He further added that he had no intention of liking but only read the post, having just found out that Strickland was trending at that time.

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However, fellow countryman and tennis player Tennys Sandgren rushed to the defense of Taylor Fritz while lambasting fans for forcing the World No. 10 to provide clarification on ‘funny’ issues.

LOL it’ll never not be funny to me that people actually troll around on people's likes to try and harm their careers. 
Tennys Sandgren said on X.

Fans bashed the tennis player, ridiculing him for his poor form and his lack of understanding of fans.

World No. 274 Tennys Sandgren has been struggling this season. The 32-year-old went past the second round of a tournament for the first time this season at the Dallas Open.

Taylor Fritz successfully defends Delray Beach Open title

Taylor Fritz successfully defended his Delray Beach Open title following a straight-set win against Tommy Paul. Fritz defeated Tommy Paul 6-2, 6-3, to become the first player since Jason Stoltenberg in 1996 and 1997 to defend the Dallas Open title.

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Despite the match being postponed due to rain, the American youngster was happy for another title.

It feels great. This was a tournament for the first five or six years when I played here, I could barely win a match. I felt like I played really badly here. It feels great that I’ve figured it out the last two years. 
Fritz said.

Fritz, the highest-ranked American men’s player, now has seven ATP Tour career titles. He won the Delray Beach Open without losing a set.

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