Tennis Legend Ilie Nastase Slammed For His Controversial Comment Over Serena Williams Pregnancy

Updated On 24 Apr, 2017 Published On

Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase has recently invited trouble for himself after his racist comment over Serena Williams future baby.

Nastase who reportedly called tennis player Serena Williams’ future baby “chocolate with milk” at the Fed Cup draw in Constanta, Romania has been accused of nepotism for sarcastically calling Serena who is black a chocolate and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian who is of the caucasian descent as milk. 

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Talking about the issue, Nastase said on Saturday, "This was a joke. If someone didn’t understand it, they lack humor. They have their own humor and we have our humor."

The player later told Romanian TV news channel, Digi24, that his comment was in means racist and that he has a good relationship with Williams.

Llie Nastase

Llie Nastase

Well, Ilie Nastase is currently under investigation by the International Tennis Federation for a racist comment he made about Serena Williams after she announced she was pregnant earlier in the week.

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Serena Williams is twenty weeks Pregnant

Serena Williams is twenty weeks Pregnant

As per the reports from the Press Association,  the Romanian Fed Cup captain said the following of Williams' baby: "Let's see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?"

"The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behavior of any kind, We are aware of alleged comments made by Romanian captain Ilie Nastase and have begun an immediate investigation so that we have the full facts of the situation before taking further and appropriate action."  the organization further added.



My only regret is not pointing my toe sorry coach Garry ??

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Apart fro this Nastase has also been the center of controversy on Saturday morning during a Fed Cup match between Romania and Great Britain.

As per the reports from the New York Times,  the 70-year-old, Ben Rothenberg was thrown off the court after he engaged in a verbal altercation with the chair umpire.

Later, the video of Nastase being escorted to the locker rooms was posted on Twitter by Eleanor Crooks of the Press Association.



According to The Telegraph, the umpire had asked the crowd to quiet down and respect the players, at which point Nastase said, "It's not the opera, what's your f--king problem?"

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Moreover, Nastase has also been recently endulged in a controversy after he called Johanna Konta and captain Anne Keothavong "f--king b---hes,"