“Most vile and toxic” – Novak Djokovic fans face public scrutiny for criticizing Lindsey Vonn after she adjudged Roger Federer as ‘GOAT’

Lindsey Vonn and Roger Federer recently skied together.


“Most vile and toxic” – Novak Djokovic fans face public scrutiny for criticizing Lindsey Vonn after she adjudged Roger Federer as ‘GOAT’

Novak Djokovic (L), Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn (R) (Sources: India Today, Tennis)

American alpine skier, Lindsey Vonn was recently a victim of a lot of hate comments from a particular section of tennis fans just because of a tweet that she wrote on her X account. The 39-year-old recently had the opportunity to ski with former tennis player, Roger Federer and while sharing her experience about the meet, she adjudged the Swiss international as the ‘GOAT’ of the sport. This was the sole reason why she had to face several hate comments. 

Most of the hate comments were made by Novak Djokovic’s fans. The Serb is pretty infamous for having one of the most toxic fanbases in the tennis community and this incident just added to those allegations. Lindsey was receiving so much hate for her tweet that she had to delete it eventually to ease things out. Now that the heat has subsided, Novak Djokovic’s fans are facing public scrutiny for their behavior. 

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We've been talking about skiing together for such a long time I wasn't sure if it would happen..... But here we are; retired, skiing and enjoying life! Thanks for this memory Rog. You and your family are truly one of a kind and no matter what the statistics say (or Leo lol) you're the forever (GOAT), because it takes a lot more than numbers to make the kind of impact you have, I'm just one of millions. Cheers my friend.
Lindsey Vonn via X

Novak Djokovic won his 24th Grand Slam in the 2023 US Open, the most ever by any player. Being the most decorated player in tennis automatically leads to him being considered one of the best tennis players ever. However, Lindsey Vonn wrote in her tweet that she considered the impact that a player had on the sport to be a much more important metric to decide the greatest of all time. 

Fans react to Novak Djokovic fans criticizing Lindsey Vonn 

Many major tennis pages have called out Novak Djokovic fans for spewing hate against Lindsey Vonn. They wrote that even their favorite players would be disgusted to see the vile language that is used to defend him on social media platforms. The fans often use personal insults as an attempt to prop him up. 

Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn
Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn (via Pinterest)

“Not surprising at all. The most toxic, debauched, sub-human Klan in all of sports history. Their cult leader had to order his minions to stop harassing the poor line judge from the US Open… That’s how low they are,” a particular fan wrote. 

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Lindsey Vonn has not given any response to the hate comments after deleting her tweet but she did comment on some of the tweets supporting her.

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