Navratilova & McEnroe apologise after protest against Margaret Court

January 29, 2020

Lawn TennisMartina Navratilova

  • Tennis legends John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova apologised on 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 – criticised over 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.

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