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Sport Fognini apologises for homophobic slur in Olympics loss

10:48  29 july  2021
10:48  29 july  2021 Source:   skysports.com

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Fabio Fognini repeatedly yelled the slur at himself during match on Wednesday. His Russian opponent Dannil Medvedev scolded a reporter for asking question. Medvedev was angered when asked about his country's history of cheating. An Italian tennis star has bizarrely blamed the intense heat for repeatedly shouting homophobic slurs at himself during his Olympic loss . Fabio Fognini went down in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in a match where he repeatedly called himself a 'frocio' which translates to a homophobic slur in Italian.

Fabio Fognini has issued an apology for using an ethnic slur to refer to his Serbian opponent during his second round loss at the Hamburg Open. The 15th-ranked Italian lost 6-4, 6-0 to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic, a No. 149-ranked qualifier, in just 55 minutes on Wednesday, and the on-court microphones caught him say the phrase "Zingaro di merde" during the match, which translates to "Gypsy s---". Video of the incident here: Post by Alessandro Re. Fognini tweeted an apology in Italian, blaming the heat of competition. "I made a mistake," Fognini 's translated tweet read. "I didn't want to offend anyone.

Italian Fabio Fognini has apologised for using a homophobic slur during a defeat in the Olympics men's singles tennis tournament.

Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during the three-set loss to Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev in the third round on Wednesday.

Fabio Fognini holding a racket: Fabio Fognini also repeatedly slammed his racket during defeat to Daniil Medvedev © Associated Press Fabio Fognini also repeatedly slammed his racket during defeat to Daniil Medvedev

The world No 31 wrote in an Instagram story early on Thursday that the hot conditions in Tokyo "affected his head" and that he "used a really stupid expression toward myself".

"Obviously I didn't want to offend anyone's feelings," Fognini added. "I love the LGBT community and I apologise for the nonsense that I let out."

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Italian Fabio Fognini apologises after being heard to say "I wish a bomb would explode on this club" during his Wimbledon defeat by Tennys Sandgren. No problem," said Fognini . All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis told AFP on Monday: "It was one of these heat of the moment comments. It was a very unfortunate comment and Fabio was good enough to apologise straight away. "It wouldn't surprise me in the end if there was a small fine, but I think we will certainly keep it in context and readily accept the apology ."

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The Instagram story was written on a rainbow background.

Medvedev nearly fainted during the match, asking the chair umpire who would take responsibility if he died, and Fognini also struggled with the heat.

Fognini repeatedly slammed his racket during the loss, including after the final point, after which he left it in a court-side rubbish bin.

The 34-year-old was thrown out of the doubles tournament at the US Open in 2017 for obscene remarks to the chair umpire during his first-round loss in singles.

He was then handed a suspended ban of two Grand Slam tournaments.

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