Navratilova & McEnroe apologise after protest against Margaret CourtJanuary 29, 2020
- Tennis legends John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova
apologisedon Wednesday for breaking Australian Open protocols after their on-court protest targeting controversial Australian great Margaret Court.
- The two Americans said sorry after unfurling a banner calling for a stadium named after Court –
criticisedover her deeply conservative views – to be renamed ‘Evonne Goolagong Arena’ after the three-time Australian Open winner.
- But they did not row back on their demand concerning Margaret Court Arena. “I got in trouble, I am sorry I broke protocol,” Navratilova said on the Tennis Channel. “I had no idea there was this kind of protocol.