The fan who was accused of being "drunk out of her mind" now reveals she was actually rooting for Nick Kyrgios. During the third set of the Wimbledon final versus Novak Djokovic, an angry Kyrgios lashed out at the chair umpire as he wanted a "drunk fan" removed from the court.
“She is distracting me when I’m serving in a Wimbledon final. There’s not a bigger occasion,” Kyrgios yelled at the chair umpire. “You didn’t believe me. And she did it again. It nearly cost me the game.
Why is she still here? She’s drunk out of her mind in the first row, speaking to me in the middle of a game. What’s acceptable? Nothing is acceptable? So kick her out! I know exactly which one it is. It’s the one who looks like she’s had about 700 drinks, bro”.
Ania Palus on the Kyrgios scene
Palus, the fan who was accused of being drunk and had been removed after Kyrgios complained, said she had just two drinks and was actually supporting Kyrgios. “He always says the crowd is against him and I wanted to show we were for him, I wanted to encourage him,” Palus told The Sun.
“I only had one Pimm’s and one rosé. It’s the temperature for me, I had no hat. I’m really sorry." Also, Palus suggested she had a hard time understanding how Kyrgios was having issues with someone who was rooting for him.
"I understand what it is like to be an underdog so I wanted to give him support,” she said. “Maybe I took it too far so for that I am sorry but I only had good intentions. If you think one person saying ‘Come on, you can do it’ is so disturbing that he loses a game - how can he pick up a single fan who is clapping, rooting for him?”