Tension between tennis players due to racial protests in the United States


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The Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has reproached the American John Isner on Tuesday for not condemning the death of the African-American citizen George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis and he did speak of the looting that has taken place during the protests that have taken place in the United States.

On Monday, Isner, number 21 in the ATP ranking, regretted the fires suffered by the church of San Juan, near the White House. “St John's Church is a 205-year-old historical monument and a place of healing. This is absolutely pathetic. Stop these anarchist losers, "he wrote on the social network Twitter.

Osaka already this Tuesday, responded to the message of Isner . "When you tweet about looting before tweeting about the death of an unarmed black man …", he wrote on the same social network, a message that was accompanied by clown emoticons.

"I see people who were a ghost on Twitter for a week when events started to unfold, but as soon as the looting has started they will surely give us hourly updates on how they feel once again," added world number 10 and winner of two 'Grand Slam' titles.

The death last week of George Floyd after spending nearly nine minutes with his neck caught by the knee of Police Officer Derek Chauvin has sparked protests, riots and looting in the most populous city in the state of Minnesota, now under a state of emergency.

Over the past few days, protests and riots have been reported in some thirty cities across the country, resulting in two deaths – a 19-year-old man in Detroit and a federal agent in Oakland, where a gunshot wounded a his companion- and hundreds of detainees.

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