Romanian Fed Cup captain and former world No1 heard making tasteless comment about American’s unborn child questioning whether her baby’s skin colour
SERENA WILLIAMS’ unborn child has been the target of a vile racial slur from a former Grand Slam winner who said: “Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?”
Two-time Grand Slam winner Ilie Nastase made the tasteless comments in Romanian during a Q&A ahead of his country’s Fed Cup match with Great Britain.
Nastase, 70, was with Simona Halep, while she was answering questions tennis and his remarks were picked up.
It has now sparked an International Tennis Federation investigation.
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A spokesperson said: “The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behaviour 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.”
According to the BBC, Romanian journalists did not question the remark, but thought Nastase was making a joke.
Nastase reportedly also put his arm around British captain Anne Keothavong and asked her for her room number.
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