We need to hear the voices of people who understand that while it’s reasonable for someone to have a personal view on an issue, it’s not acceptable if that view perpetuates bigotry, inequality, fear and violence. This is about human rights.
Today the brilliant Australian author Christos Tsiolkas said about Court: “She’s a great tennis player but that doesn’t excuse hate”.
I’d go further. She is only a great tennis player, which doesn’t excuse her from using and abusing that position in a sports mad culture like our own to do more harm to a young population that is arguably the most at risk in our community.
Rainbow flags at Margaret Court Stadium – drape the whole tennis centre I say.