Politician calls Djokovic a “right-wing extremist” and “friend of genocidaires” and fans erupt
Last Sunday, Carlos Alcaraz made history at Wimbledon after beating Novak Djokovic in the final of the tournament. In doing so, the player from Murcia became the third Spanish tennis player to lift the trophy in London in the men’s category, after Manolo Santana and Rafel Nadal.
In addition, he kept the world number one ranking against the Serb, who was defeated at what has become his ‘home’ of the All England Club.
Nothing tarnished the historic victory of Alcaraz, who began the match a little disconnected, with a first set lost by 6-1. After this, the Spanish tennis player was able to recover and take over, with big points that made things really hot up, and that is exactly the atmosphere he thrives in.
Pablo Echenique’s Twitter tweet against Djokovic
His victory was also widely celebrated on social media, where Spain’s and the world’s biggest celebrities congratulated Alcaraz on his first Wimbledon tournament. Among others, Pablo Echenique, spokesman of the group Unidas Podemos-En Comu de Galicia, wrote on Twitter a message directly attacking Novak Djokovic that has sparked a lot of controversy.
“Alcaraz‘s performance is totally impressive. And that on top of that he has beaten an ultra-right-wing, an anti-vaccine friend of Serbian genocides makes it even more marvelous,” the politician wrote on Twitter.
Comments to his tweet were filled with criticism, reminding him that he should not “politicize this”, in relation to Alcaraz‘s victory. However, one of the strongest criticisms came from former tennis playe Frank Cuesta, who does not bite his tongue when it comes to responding both on YouTube and on his social networks.
A former tennis player’s response to Echenique’s tweet
“This [expletive] has done nothing but confront Spanish society since they appeared. They have destroyed the coexistence that our grandparents forged and now this scarecrow puts his dirty words in sport and especially in tennis. They don’t even know where to put sh*t anymore. What a disgusting bunch of people,” wrote the animal rights activist and former tennis coach.