Former World No. 1 Martina Navratilova continues to voice her opinions on Twitter to use her popularity to reach out to more people. Navratilova is upfront and honest about her opinions and uses the social media platform to express and inform others about the same.
In a now-removed video to emerge from Palestine, a group of Israeli colonists could be seen dancing in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. As per norms, one shouldn’t dance in the mosque and the action of the Israelis had Navratilova upset who took to her account to express her anger.
Navratilova wrote, “Wow. No respect for another religion while demanding respect for their own,” to which International Human Rights lawyer Arsen Ostrovsky replied, “Stick to the tennis court Martina. You obviously know very little about the Middle East. Or at least educate yourself. By the way, Hebron is also one of the holiest cities in Judaism.”
An angered Navratilova was quick to reply and said, “You can just eff right off Arse… oops- forgot an N…” It was quite clear what the tennis pro meant when she missed out on the ‘N’ from Arsen’s name and it was just another example of her boldness in being a no-nonsense person.
Twitter users come in support of Martina Navratilova
With the said video hurting a lot of religious sentiments, Ostrovsky’s statements draw immediate flak. Despite Navratilova deleting her original tweet, she had received support from certain Twitter users who shared a mutual feeling about the concern raised by the tennis pro.
While Navratilova deleted her original tweet of speaking about the video that emerged, she nevertheless kept the tweet of her exchange with Ostrovsky as she felt it was fitting to reply to him given the account of the video which was shared hurting religious sentiments.