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30 January 2005 @ 09:48 pm
Shame, Lleyton  
Just when I'm starting to get back on Lleyton Hewitt's side (I have huge amounts of admiration for his strength of will that has carried into this Australian Open final) he does something to make me hate him more than ever before.

I can think of little worse than what Hewitt just did: intimidating a linesman for making a correct call that just happened to go against him.

Of course, Safin hasn't been the most sportsmanlike in this match either...
 
 
 
Outlier Manlukeii on January 30th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
I annoyed Jodie because I had been speaking to her earlier in the night about Hewitt, and then I called her after that incident and told her I was barracking for Safin.
Jacobyak_boy on January 30th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
Well, the chair umpire had to warn them both about their behaviour. Although, like I said, I can think of little worse than intimidating a linesman.
Outlier Manlukeii on January 30th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't mind them having words with the umpire, which is all Safin did, as far as I saw. But when a player deliberately targets an official with a physical threat, then that's downright appalling.
Jessjess2903 on January 31st, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
I've never liked him, I think he's really arrogant and I don't care about being patriotic, I'm glad he lost. He's a fucking arrogant tool. Although I do think the media took the whole 'Cmon!' thing too far.
Jacobyak_boy on January 31st, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
Well, I actually find the whole concept of patriotism quite abhorrent.

But that's another story.

Sport is usually the one field where I do have a sort of patriotism. I mean, if I don't cheer for the Aussies, who am I going to cheer for?

However, I can't bring myself to cheer for someone that I find myself detesting more and more each time I see him play.