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Top Australian newspaper receives massive backlash for racist behaviour towards Nick Kyrgios and asking him to be ‘kicked off the island’

Following a massive fine for his actions in the first round of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, Nick Kyrgios gets critiqued back home sparking a big debate.

Nick Kyrgios

World No. 45 Nick Kyrgios is currently going for his first singles Grand Slam title at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships where he has made his way into the third round. Kyrgios earlier won the 2022 Australian Open Doubles title with compatriot and childhood friend Thanasi Kokkinakis and is now looking to win a silverware in the singles event as well with his last Tour title coming back in 2019.

Kyrgios had to battle hard in the first round in Wimbledon as he was taken to 5-sets by Britain’s Paul Jubb in a controversial match. Kyrgios returned to his absolute best in the second round clinching a straight-set win in under 90 mins in one of the best performances of his career getting lauded for the discipline in which he played out the match giving no chance to his opponent, Filip Krajinovic to dictate terms.

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Nick Kyrgios’s behaviour finds him in trouble

Nick Kyrgios and Kate Halfpenny

However, during his first-round match, in a regular bust-up, Nick had been involved in a verbal altercation with the chair umpire and had called out one of the linespersons for a horrible call. He also later talked about being bullied by racial slurs from the stands as the support for the Brit was more than him and in retaliation, Nick had spit in direction of the spectators who were disturbing him during the match.

As a result of his actions, Nick was handed the biggest fine at Wimbledon. Writing about this incident, Sydney Morning Herald‘s columnist Kate Halfpenny gave her opinion asking the Australian to be stripped of his citizenship from Australia for his regular antics on the court which bring a bad image to Australia according to Kate. The article however did not get support from the Australian citizens as they instead called out the publication and the author for poor choice of words and being racist.

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