American tennis player John Isner has expressed his anger at the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and also the subsequent riots that have spread across the country in a message on social media. Isner took to Twitter to say that rioters should be arrested for damaging and looting buildings as they were going about the protests the wrong way.
While many on Twitter had criticized for his comments on the same, the American player corrected them saying that he had already expressed his support for the movement against police brutality, adding that he thought riots were not helping the cause and that they dishonoured the victims of ‘brutality’.
John Isner says he is angry at the killing of George Floyd and the riots across the United States
St Johns church is a 205 years old historic landmark and place of healing. This is absolutely pathetic. Arrest these anarchist losers.
You have it all wrong. I’m not angrier about this than the death of Floyd and Arbery. I’m angry that these riots are dishonoring those men and the men and women before them that have been victims of awful brutality.
Shouldn’t be that hard to understand — John Isner (@JohnIsner) June 1, 2020
John Isner is a former World No.
I can’t be angered at both? The event that precipitated this is beyond comprehension. — John Isner (@JohnIsner) June 1, 2020
8 tennis player and is currently ranked No. 21 in the world. He reached the semifinals at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships and also twice reached the quarterfinals at the US Open in 2011 and 2018. He currently has the second-most aces in the history of the ATP Tour, with over 12,000 aces and at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, he played the longest professional tennis match in history, defeating Nicolas Mahut in a total of 11 hours and 5 minutes, played over the course of three days.
Over the past few days, several tennis players such as Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios amongst others have taken to social media to speak out against the killing of George Floyd. American Frances Tiafoe posted a video on his social media featuring several African-American tennis players, including Serena, Gauff, Zina Garrison, Lori McNeil, Malivai Washington, Sloane Stephens and Chanda Rubin as well as others such as Osaka, Heather Watson, Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.