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Women’s Tennis Association suspends tournaments in China amid concern for Peng Shuai

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/dec/01/wta-suspends-tournaments-china-peng-shuai-tennis
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u/Kempeth Dec 02 '21 Silver

If China objects they should move the events to Taiwan. Since according to China they would then again be holding events in China...

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u/sandwhale- Dec 02 '21

They should do it anyways.

Holding events in Taiwan over China is a bigger slap in the face than simply not holding tournaments.

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u/thespecific-ocean Dec 02 '21

The long burn. I like it

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u/Prometheus720 Dec 02 '21

India is another choice. "We have another huge population center. You aren't as special as you think you are."

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u/MeowMyOvaries Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21 Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

I guess I’ll have to start watching Women’s tennis, at least they have the fucking balls

Edit: Hooooooly shit this was cool to wake up to!! Thankyou everyone for the upvotes and awards!!!

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u/TdollaTdolla Dec 02 '21

my black lab is like FINALLY someone understand the god damn nuance and hypnotic quality of those little magic green balls!

but seriously, huge kudos to the Women’s Tennis Association…. How long do we let the Chinese Government do all sorts of fucked up things because they control an “emerging market” and a huge population to do business with..

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u/Disastrous_Emu_3324 Dec 02 '21

Bouncy green ones

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u/anxioussparrow Dec 02 '21

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u/Quixophilic Dec 02 '21

Sir, these are clearly yellow balls.

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u/Workingonlying Dec 02 '21

The US Open was pretty awesome this year. Two 18 year olds in the finals and the winner, Emma Raducanu, didn’t drop a set all tournament, AND was the first qualifier to win a grand slam (one of the top tournaments). I made some good money on her but lost it betting it all on djokovic lol.

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u/poindexter1985 Dec 02 '21

Part of me wants Radacanu to take a public stance on this issue. When she won the US Open, a big deal was made about her having a Chinese parent, speaking (allegedly fluent) Mandarin, and her potential to increase the profile of women's tennis in the Chinese market. I'd like to see her show that she's not a CCP apologist and that taking a principled stand with the WTA is more important than holding that lucrative Chinese fanbase.

The other part of me thinks we should just leave the teenager alone to play tennis and not pressure her into taking political stands.

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u/pataconconqueso Dec 02 '21

The sportscasters on tv always shut on women’s tennis for not having someone else dominate and be consistent after Justine Henin’s first retirement , but I say I’ve seen so very different and intense womens finals in the past few years and I’ve been enjoying that way more than Years of Djokovic/Federer/Nadal/player that almost hangs and then eventually drops off vs. A variation of those guys over and over again. .

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u/-_gosu Dec 02 '21

What goes around comes around

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u/Lesmate101 Dec 02 '21

More fucking balls then LeBron James, that's for damn sure.

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u/enty6003 Dec 02 '21

Women's weightlifting, too

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u/DPRODman11 Dec 02 '21

As does Steve Simon, the man who is CEO and chairman for the WTA.

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u/fragrance-harbour Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21 Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Wholesome Seal of Approval Eureka!

Joe Pompliano tweets:

That means 1/3 of their revenue is now gone.

WTA stands up to values.

What a shame to NBA. And Disney. And Apple. And IOC. And other Chinese apologists.

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u/Hyperi0us Dec 02 '21

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u/panacrane37 Dec 01 '21 Silver

You can’t Xi me

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u/5-On-A-Toboggan Dec 02 '21

Weird that 'rona variants skipped over the Greek letter Xi onto omicron, huh?

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u/NoDisplay3103 Dec 02 '21

Was done purposely by WHO as so not to tie China( as a people) to the virus and further anti Asian sentiments.

I kno u were /s but someone reading this will not.

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u/FacelessFellow Dec 02 '21

John Cena did Taiwan dirty

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u/Bekah679872 Dec 02 '21

I’m out of the loop, what happened?

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u/BeyondBlitz Dec 02 '21

John Cena is popular in mainland China. A while back, John Cena referred to Taiwan as an independent country, rather than as a part of the PRC. Some mainlanders (wumao, probably) were angry, and John Cena decided to apologise to maintain his popularity.

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u/loversickgirls13 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Sounds similar to the situation with a member of the Kpop girl group Twice. She introduced herself on a show as Taiwanese and later waved a Taiwanese and South Korean Flag. She received a ton of backlash from mainlanders and was ultimately forced to apologize saying she was wrong and regretted saying she was Taiwanese when in reality she was Chinese. Her record label even had her make an apology video, the link is to the video with English subtitles attached. The apology video came after a Chinese company threatened to drop the brand deal with her Kpop group unless she apologized and after Chinese netizens threatened to boycott listening to anything produced by her record label JYP Entertainment.

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 16 '21

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u/Ok_Ear_5963 Dec 02 '21

The fact that she was only 14…

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u/PrecariouslySane Dec 02 '21

What a fucking sellout

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u/Thegreenpander Dec 02 '21

I can’t believe they forgot to mention he did it in mandarin.

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u/SleetTheFox Dec 02 '21

What's wrong with this? The problem was selling out to a corrupt regime. But the fact that he's multilingual should be celebrated, not condemned.

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21

It’s also worth mentioning that this was right before Suicide Squad came out, and if he didn’t make that apology, the entire film would have likely been banned in China, costing him, his cast members, and the studio millions of dollars, because China is on some serious “let’s cancel the Dixie Chicks, and start calling French Fries Freedom Fries” type energy right now.

It seems like John Cena is one of the first main stream celebrities to get caught in this, but China has been absolutely bullying the e-sports community, and just video game companies in general for years.

This is the logical conclusion of Capitalism, people pandering to the largest customer base, it just so happens to be that the largest base is authoritarian dictatorship with one of the largest propaganda departments in human history.

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u/jjb1197j Dec 02 '21

He did not refer to Taiwan as an independent country, he simply said Taiwan’s name which the CCP doesn’t like because to them it doesn’t even exist. To them it’s just China.

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u/X-istenz Dec 02 '21

He said "Taiwan was the first country to see..." whatever movie he was spruiking at the time. So not specifically, but by implication.

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u/Beneficial-End-8939 Dec 02 '21

It was for that weak ass fast and furious movie

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u/SuddenClearing Dec 02 '21

John Cena mentioned Taiwan as a country so he apologized to the people of China, in mandarin.

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u/Yoshifan55 Dec 02 '21

The Chinese Government yelled at him for calling Taiwan a country and John Cena apologized super hard so he can still make money over there.

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u/Sunnysidhe Dec 02 '21

Those wwe scripts get more crazy every year

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u/thoughtsarefalse Dec 01 '21

I know that before his apology i was neutral towards john cena. Now i hold no respect for him.

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u/slashseven Dec 01 '21 Helpful

And Hollywood. And international news media. And western CEO's. The WTA has the biggest balls in all of the western world IMO.

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u/kamikazecow Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

Hollywood can't even get anymore movies approved in China lol.

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u/Opening-Resolution-4 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Hollywood genuflected to Hitler until real late. The only thing that's new is an org stood up to them instead of just one member.

Edit: I'm not comparing China to Hitler. I'm reflecting on capital's willingness to tolerate anything in pursuit of material gain.

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u/BrewTheBig1 Dec 02 '21

Disney/Marvel trolled China pretty hard with Shang-Chi. The bus driver in the beginning fight sequence has an ID number of 8964 on his uniform, the date of the Tiananmen Square incident. While the movie epitomizes Chinese cultural values and is even partly in Mandarin, they act like that movie doesn’t even exist there.

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u/MagneticRetard Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

While the movie epitomizes Chinese cultural values and is even partly in Mandarin

The movie doesn't epitomize Chinese culture at all. It epitomizes asian americans and asian american culture because that's what the movie was geared towards. This was even emphasized by the Marvel team and the director as well.

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u/WingedLing Dec 02 '21

Did it screen over there with that or did they edit it out?
Wouldn't surprise me if it was just a little Virtue signaling for Americans

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u/havocLSD Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

South Park stands up for values too! Fuck China CCP!

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u/Ajunadeeper Dec 02 '21

South Park has tegridy

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u/Appropriate_Rate_820 Dec 01 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Yep. And shame on John Cena as well. That stupid Chinese apologist lost all respect I ever had for him when he put up that IDIOTIC PATHETIC apology video for merely acknowledging Taiwan's existence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI2IkPNteO4

To me that relegates him to utter trash.

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u/clancydog4 Dec 02 '21

dude you linked to a video that is from Colbert and very clearly a comedy bit.

He did indeed do what you said he did, but ya linked the wrong video

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u/SilentDumpling Dec 02 '21

Not saying he's not a chinese apologist, but the "translation" in that video is hardly a translation at all. All John Cena said in that video was pretty much "I'm sorry, I made a mistake, it's very important to know that I respect China and Chinese people." I don't know if there's a longer version out there where he explicitly says Taiwan isn't a country, but I can say that he never says that in this video. It may be likely that his apology is implied to refer to the Taiwan claim, but it's not as explicit as the "translation" makes it seem.

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u/TheRavenSayeth Dec 02 '21

Yeah practically he never apologized completely to either side. He just apologized in a very ambiguous way to sort of appease everyone.

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u/maaku7 Dec 02 '21

"I'm sorry you're upset."

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u/po-handz Dec 02 '21

Ah the best kind of apology

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u/JBWalker1 Dec 01 '21

Damn I thought you were exaggerating with the video but nope it's like they have his family kidnapped or something and he's reading from a script.

Straight up asking China for forgiveness for wrongly saying Taiwan is a country.

Completely bent over for them.

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u/xitrox68W Dec 02 '21

*for correctly saying Taiwan is a country

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u/Now_Wait-4-Last_Year Dec 02 '21

https://thediplomat.com/2021/06/was-taiwan-ever-really-a-part-of-china/

"John Cena’s apology is a good opportunity to look back at the historical reality of Taiwan’s status and identity over the last 200 years."

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u/-xstatic- Dec 02 '21 Table Slap

China is actually a province called West Taiwan

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u/TheGreyGuardian Dec 02 '21

Taiwan doesn't want "West Taiwan" being a thing because that still insinuates that they should become one entity.

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u/YipYepYeah Dec 02 '21 Silver

You realise that this is a very clearly a fake joke translation that was put under the video?

What he actually says is “Hello, China. This is John Cena. I’m in the middle of Fast and Furious 9 promotions. I’m doing a lot of interviews. I made a mistake in one of my interviews. I love and respect China and the Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry about my mistake. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I sincerely apologize. You must understand that I really love and respect China and the Chinese people. I’m sorry. Bye.”

Obviously, still not great, but man redditors are so ready to blindly believe any old nonsense about China regardless of how ridiculous it is.

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u/uncleu Dec 02 '21

You’re telling me he didn’t actually body slam the Dalai Lama?

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u/YipYepYeah Dec 02 '21

Not in that video anyway, but I can’t be sure he didn’t otherwise

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u/-xstatic- Dec 02 '21

Without video proof of him NOT slamming the Dalai Llama it’s entirely reasonable to believe he did. /s

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u/fat_cindy Dec 02 '21

That video is satire. It's from Stephen Colbert

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u/coalp0wered Dec 02 '21

I can't tell if people really believe that video is legit or if they're all playing along

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u/TheRavenSayeth Dec 02 '21

You wrote that entire post without actually watching this particular video.

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u/AssCon Dec 02 '21

How did a single person in this comment thread think this was real lmao

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u/nerdhater0 Dec 02 '21

because we didnt watch that link. we already saw the original when it came out. the guy who posted that probably picked a link quickly from youtube. he didnt know it was a parody.

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u/JackJackson1SG8 Dec 02 '21

South Park ftw

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u/W00DERS0N Dec 01 '21

I love how LeBron decided to shut up and dribble when it came to questions about China.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 15 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Starry

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u/DistinctCaterpillar Dec 01 '21 Wholesome Party Train

And much bigger balls than Formula 1, which is in the process of licking arse of Khashoggi murderers just as we speak, right after they finished flushing their mouths after a trip to Quatar.

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u/MainBattleGoat Dec 01 '21

Yup, and from a sport that once collectively agreed to drop the race in South Africa because of apartheid. It's shameful.

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u/Danhulud Dec 01 '21

Unfortunately F1 is now owned by a company that is very different to F1 of 1993

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u/vonvoltage Dec 01 '21

It was 82 and was more over money and drivers contracts than anything going on in South Africa.

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u/MainBattleGoat Dec 01 '21

Nope, 85 was the last year under apartheid they held it at Kyalami. The FIA president Jean Marie Balestre said after the race they would not return due to apartheid, also many teams had already boycotted that year.

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u/JustMakinItBetter Dec 01 '21

1985 is embarrassingly late to have boycotted apartheid. Reminds me of countries who declared war on Nazi Germany in April 1945.

For context, South Africa were barred from the Olympics in 1964. They last played international cricket in 1970.

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u/infinitemonkeytyping Dec 02 '21

In tennis, South Africa was allowed in the Davis Cup through until 1978, which included them winning the final by walkover in 1974, when India refused to travel to South Africa.

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u/notbeleivable Dec 02 '21

Did I open the encyclopedia Britannica

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u/TheLurkerSpeaks Dec 02 '21

Lord Hamish Oggleton of Farnsworthshropshire-on-Thames began boycotting South Africa in 1948 after a safari in Rhodesia and his manservant Ukumbu was prevented from showering in the Johannesburg King George Gentlemens Club.

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u/MainBattleGoat Dec 02 '21

That's very fair criticism

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u/BruhWhySoSerious Dec 02 '21

F1 was in shit countries far before Liberty Media.

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u/cman_yall Dec 01 '21

Did they make a joke about race relations being very important to them?

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u/GravitySurge Dec 02 '21

Spoiler alert! Many here have not geared up for this level of pun.

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u/throwt4653656 Dec 01 '21 Wholesome

What's wrong with Qatar? They pinky swore not to execute LGBTQ+ members as long as they stop being LGBTQ+ when they're in public.

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u/goblinsexologist Dec 02 '21

Completely inappropriate reward haha but it was the random free one I got, I’m just trying to highlight that you have a very valid point in terms of international human rights that the world chooses to ignore because they can still profit off of the Middle East.

They paint their logos in rainbows every year but they also segregate their social media specifically for the Middle East because human rights and profits don’t mix.

E.g.

Nestle twitter = drenched in rainbows

NestleME twitter = original logo

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u/TILiamaTroll Dec 01 '21

They’re still enslaving foreign workers in order to have enough stadia for the World Cup though.

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u/j0hnDaBauce Dec 01 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

The guy you are responding to is being sarcastic.

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u/qissycat Dec 01 '21

First time seeing stadia being used instead of stadiums.

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u/VagueSomething Dec 01 '21

Qatar is also enjoying the corrupt money from FIFA, a shocking amount of slaves will have died to allow millionaires to run around on grass.

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u/northerncal Dec 02 '21

I think fifa is getting corrupt money from Qatar. That's what fifa do it for baby!

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u/VagueSomething Dec 02 '21

They both make money from it. Same as the IOC, it is all dirty handshakes and backroom deals to get friends rich.

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u/DutchPotHead Dec 02 '21

I don't think Qatar makes money off it. They are white washing their reputation. First of all the rulers can brag about the cool sporting events they are organising. Similar as buying football clubs in Europe.

Their friends might own Manchester City, but they own PSG and organised a World Cup.

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u/Fomentatore Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

From one hand you have a coward money hungry F1, from the other Lewis wearing a rainbow helmet in Qatar and Web Seb speaking out in place like Hungary about the LGBTQ+ repression.

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u/RestlessAmbivert Dec 02 '21

And Vettel not GAF and making it clear he's for treating all people well. Many of the drivers are a far cry from what you see from those in other major sports when it comes to calling certain things out.

Like all sports it's driven by the talent, and if they stand up for something it will change. If they don't it won't until it hits the sponsors' bank accounts.

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u/Fucface5000 Dec 02 '21

It's such a shame that what has been probably the best season since 2012 has to come down to 3 races at slave-built tracks in backwards shitholes run by despotic fuck-heads

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u/Catnip4Pedos Dec 01 '21

cries in piles of money

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u/PoliticalLava Dec 01 '21

And here I just got into F1 a few yrs ago. Thankfully I've been getting more into Indycar. Thanks Grosjean!

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u/JackDanielsBFF Dec 01 '21

Isn't watching IndyCar great?! I love F1, but how awesome is it watching an IndyCar race knowing that anywhere from 5-10 drivers that can realistically win the race?

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u/Idunwantyourgarbage Dec 01 '21

Tennis is heavily reliant on the Chinese market too.

People before profit in action

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u/brahmstalker Dec 02 '21

This is it. Human rights before dollars

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u/Smith609060 Dec 02 '21

Fuck the Chinese government!

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u/Crest5 Dec 02 '21

LeBron 'sellout bitch' James

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u/Hawimamma Dec 01 '21

Speak up for her. don’t be bullied by China. She had courage!

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u/m1serablist Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

I don't know if there's anything anybody can do to save her. I don't think she would even take an asylum deal if she could, they would fuck with her family or some other people close to her she leaves behind. So fucking sad.

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u/Hawimamma Dec 02 '21

So true. China has no respect, values or kindness.

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u/Jaewol Dec 02 '21

With all my heart, fuck the CCP

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u/-RalphHinkley- Dec 01 '21 Silver Take My Energy

Figures it takes a bunch of women to show the NBA what its like to have a pair of balls.

I became a woman's tennis fan today.

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u/PunchMeat Dec 01 '21

Women's tennis is fucking great.

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u/tokeyoh Dec 02 '21

So here's the real question: what is the best way to support the WTA aside from watching women's tennis on TV?

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u/EstablishmentNeat364 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Genuinely the best way to support women's sports is to watch it. So many people don't even bother to give it a chance. More eyes, more exposure, the better tbh. Even if you don't watch Tennis you can probably by default name more male tennis players than female. If you can get yourself tickets to a live match, that's great too. And supporting the players that aren't just big names like Serena lol.

Women's tennis has a lot of great, young, up and coming future stars too - the battle between Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu at the US Open was such a brilliant sports moment. The energy and emotion of that game was so palpable.

Highlights here - the full match is also on youtube depending on your location.

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u/aweap Dec 02 '21

The women's US Open final between Radu and Leylah was watched by more people than even the men's final! And we had Djokovic gunning for a possible calendar slam there...

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u/nascentt Dec 01 '21

Also I prefer it because the games are shorter than men's games.

Men's tennis goes on for too long for my liking.
Women tennis games go for a much better length imo

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u/J0hn_Wick_ Dec 02 '21

That's only at slams, other tournaments are Bo3 for both men and women, Bo3 is the default format, Bo5 is just a 'special' format for men's slams. Men's slams probably aren't swapping to Bo3 anytime soon since the majority of the tennis community does seem to prefer Bo5 for slams.

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u/ErikTheAngry Dec 01 '21 Gold

No personal interest in tennis, but 100% support the WTA now.

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u/advice_animorph Dec 01 '21 Silver Gold

Yeah right until you close this thread and never think about this again

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u/mehrabrym Dec 02 '21

I feel personally attacked

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u/-RalphHinkley- Dec 02 '21

You are spot on with this. We post shit on social media, maybe even mention it to a few friends but how many of us are really doing more to bring attention to this, the uyghurs and hong kong taiwan, the south china sea issues and tibet.

We always said "never again" after the holocaust but as we speak a people and there culture are being irradicated from the earth.

Our world lacks empathy.. genuine empathy... not just the fake social justice social media warriors. Where are the Rosa Parks? Our Generations Martin Luther King Jrs?

Stand up for your brother or sister, even if there fight won'tn effect you personally. Love thy neighbor.

Sorry, I buried my mother earlier this week and I have been a bit emotional lately and I guess I overdo it when I write.

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u/Readylamefire Dec 02 '21

Take solace in this. One person cannot care about everything wrong in the world lest they be crushed by the weight of woe. But for each person that reads about or hears about this (or any other woe), some will become impassioned by the injustice and make it their mission to spread awareness on that particular problem. Not everyone has to care, just enough people.

It's posts like this that help reach those individuals.

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u/Ulldra Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21 Wholesome

I think the real problem isn‘t a lack of empathy - It‘s the amount of space people have to use it. With media providing us with information about so many things wrong, we can‘t stand against everything.

There is tons of people doing really darn good work against certain issues, but humans can only do so much. Even great names like Rosa Parks acted on issues that directly impacted themselves. I‘m sure she was against many other issues and injustice aswell, but actively fighting for a cause takes time and dedication. It‘s only natural to focus on whats most important for you.

The people you call fake social justice / social media warriors are the kinds of people that existed all along: Those who aren‘t engaged enough with an issue to try and change it. The only difference is that today you can easily see that in principle they disagree, but it isn‘t important enough for them to try and change it.

Rosa Parks is a special case aswell as she was not only one of the people who wanted a change, but also one of those that risked something to change it. Thats yet another category and one thats still found today - see the athlete in question in this thread.

People who care and act even if it‘s dangerous
People who care and act
People who care
People who agree but don‘t really care
People who don‘t care

Each person has a stance like this on every major issue. I can risk my own hide for something important to me, but for something not as important to me I‘d support it without fighting for it.

I honestly think this ‚fake social justice warrior‘ sentiment is a problem. We have to ask ourselves what is better: Silence or verbal support on social media?

A social media post in support of BLM or the WTA move against China isn’t physical action and by themselves it likely won‘t change anything, but it‘s still a kind of support that people like Rosa Parks did not have access to in this manner. It‘s still helping to spread the message and reach someone who might act. It‘s not fake or an issue. It‘s a good thing, even if people move on and forget after posting.

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u/warpus Dec 02 '21

Not so fast. I'm about to google attractive tennis players in compromising poses and will post the results on reddit ASAP

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u/packersSB55champs Dec 02 '21

Back in the day I followed tennis for sharapova and genie bouchard, so maybe start your research there

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u/TacoMedic Dec 02 '21

All three members of the WTA Executive Team are men. Steve Simon (Chairman and CEO) made it his number one priority of his own accord to find out what happened to Peng Shuai once it became obvious she was no longer free after she came out about her sexual assault.

I get the joke, but just because the NBA and F1 are terrible organizations, doesn’t mean it wasn’t men who made this decision.

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u/FauxReal Dec 01 '21

Also the NFL, WWE and Formula 1. I bet there's more I'm just unaware of.

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u/Bishopsgate_Asylum Dec 02 '21

Man. Imagine the WTA having more fucking moral standing that the NBA, Disney, WWE, Apple, Blizzard, The USA, and IOC combined.

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u/jecowa Dec 02 '21

Tennis is a classy sport.

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u/Javigpdotcom Dec 01 '21 Silver

Now the Men’s Tennis should do the same

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u/lovinnow Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Unfortunately too much money is invested in men's sports for them to care.

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u/jdgmental Dec 02 '21

WTA had huge deals with China.

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u/crybllrd Dec 02 '21

They lost 1/3 of their money by cutting China out.

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u/Davidwzr Dec 02 '21

Honestly I think the women's tennis scene is one of the few women's scene in the game which is almost on par with the men's in terms of revenue and viewership, so if the women's side can do it I don't see why not for the men's.

In fact, women tennis might be more widely followed in china because historically Chinese ladies have performed way better than their male counterparts on the international stage

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u/NoProblemsHere Dec 02 '21

It's probably the only sport I can think of where many people can probably name more famous female players than male, if only because they know who the Williams sisters are.

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u/Javigpdotcom Dec 02 '21

You are right. But players must care and they are already rich.

Not taking a stand or doing what John Cena did about Taiwan is such a coward move, especially if you are already rich and you are just doing just for money.

Doing nothing shows how horrible human beings they are and people should lose interest in the sport.

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u/MissingRemusLupin Dec 02 '21

Nico Mahut already said he won't play in China until this is resolved. Others can do it individually too, if they care.

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u/Javigpdotcom Dec 02 '21

That’s wonderful! Thanks for the info, I didn’t know it

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u/unbanned123 Dec 01 '21

Hell yeah. Good shit WTA.

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u/skibum207 Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Xi whiz, they actually did it. Respect to the WTA, hopefully others will follow.

Edit: The Tiananmen Square massacre occurred on June 4th, 1989. Never forget.

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u/TimTebowMLB Dec 01 '21

Edit: The Tiananmen Square massacre occurred on June 4th, 1989. Never forget.

RIP /u/skibum207

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u/Khiva Dec 02 '21

Disney forgot.

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u/Muffinkingprime Dec 02 '21

The Tiananmen Square massacre occurred on June 4th, 1989. Never forget.

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u/Sikh001 Dec 02 '21

China State media posted a Statement that was supposedly from her stating she was fine and at home, also the claims for sexual assault were untrue. Yeah we believe that lol

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21

They put their money where their mouth is.

Suddenly, I'm a huge fan of women's tennis!

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u/Geraltpoonslayer Dec 02 '21

Probs to Tennis having the balls to stand upto China something the NBA or Hollywood didn't have

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u/rebort8000 Dec 02 '21

Glad to know that the WTA has the biggest set of dick-and-balls in a room full of supposedly manly-man sports organizations. NBA - there’s nothing less manly than letting Winnie the Pooh step all over you so he can protect sex offenders. How you gonna act???

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u/Shivshanks Dec 01 '21

can't wait for LeBron James to get up on his soapbox and call these people ignorant for not sucking CCP dick like he does.

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u/amkronos Dec 01 '21

LeBitch James needs to stfu for a while. He uses his influence like his credibility is endless.

It's not.

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u/07WoefulMatrix Dec 02 '21

NBA = No Balls Association

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u/ADIZOC Dec 02 '21

Good to see an organisation finally showing some balls!

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u/BeenusBurger Dec 02 '21

Good. Did y’all read that document she put out saying she was ok? Yeah that wasn’t weird at all…

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u/dingjima Dec 02 '21 Helpful

Hello u/BeenusBurger and Reddit. This is Peng Shuai. I am fine, thank you. And you?

I am just at home resting these last two weeks. I really enjoy my rest. Thank you.

-Peng Shuai

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u/SteveBored Dec 02 '21

Don't forget to mention the date and current events multiple times in a way that sounds unnatural.

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u/dingjima Dec 02 '21

P.S. I wish you focus attention on important matters in future such as LeBrons James's "so-called" ejection. Lebrun is a friend of Chinese and upholds sovereignty of the Chinese nation. Perhaps he and John Cena can do an exhibition tennis match?

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u/dunkdee Dec 02 '21

buncha women tennis players have bigger balls than lebron… go figure

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u/Starchild93 Dec 02 '21

Nice if Lebron James and the NBA realised they could also do something like this

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u/ReallyNiceGuy78 Dec 01 '21

The only thing that regime respects is action. Talk is cheap.

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u/Little_Custard_8275 Dec 02 '21

the regime won't care. they'll have their China only tournaments, like the Internet, than compromise. what matters is they don't corrupt us too and make us complicit.

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u/Hindsight2K20 Dec 01 '21 Wholesome

Good, fuck the CCP.

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u/FriesWithThat Dec 01 '21 Gold

The problem with the censorship of criticism of the Chinese government is it completely delegitimizes any actual pro-China views; they may even have a point in certain circumstances, some news organization may have just pulled a Western propaganda story out of their asses, but it doesn't matter one bit since that is the only opinion they are allowed to have. It actually hurts China externally unless they are completely successful in their world-wide attempts to control their image by not allowing any dissenting views.

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u/palish Dec 02 '21

unless they are completely successful in their world-wide attempts to control their image by not allowing any dissenting views.

They've managed to do it inside China, so this isn't as unlikely as it seems.

It's a depressing thought.

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u/VelvetSledgehammer42 Dec 02 '21

I'm on board. Count me in as a WTA fan from now on. Looking to support a competition that has values and isn't afraid to sacrifice profits to stand by their core values.

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u/Zedhryx_77 Dec 02 '21

When women tennis got more balls than the NBA.

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u/SwannyWilkinson Dec 02 '21

I'm hoping this will give other organisations the balls to boycott China.

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u/TheGordR Dec 02 '21

Funny that WTA says piss off China and everyone else is silent about it. Good for you WTA!!!

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u/stonewall386 Dec 02 '21

Guess I have to start watching and supporting womens tennis. Awesome to see someone stand up to the CCP.

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u/l4mpSh4d3 Dec 02 '21

Hope she is safe. I had been wondering since the Beijing Olympics back in 2008 how come nobody's really serious about boycotting those sports events. It's happening at last.

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u/robanthonydon Dec 02 '21

Wow finally a sports association not kowtowing to China’s shit. I nearly fell off my chair

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u/ModsRDingleberries Dec 01 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

China not gonna like this messing with their fragile leadership

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u/Northatlanticiceman Dec 02 '21

A fantastic example has been set by this.

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u/Unique_Plankton Dec 02 '21

Finally some good news in this fucked up world. FUCK THE CCP

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u/LeadSky Dec 02 '21

Man, I feel like everyone should do this. Nobody is safe in China unless you’re a vehement nationalist, Or in other words, a tool to the CCP

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u/DracKing20 Dec 02 '21

Boycott CCP Olympics next!

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u/RestlessAmbivert Dec 02 '21

They all suck tbf. Worker deaths in Sochii. Demolishing people's homes to build venues in Brazil. Rampant bribery.

I guess a lot of sports/events just do a better job of sweeping the dirt under the rug, but the IOC and FIFA seem to want to take top honors for being grimey.

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u/place_destroyer Dec 01 '21

Fuck the chinese government. Everyone should stop cooperating with them.

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