Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons once again for making crude remarks about his opponent's girlfriend on court.
The 20-year-old Australian was playing Stan Wawrinka at the Montreal Masters when he was caught on camera telling him another player, Thanasi Kokkinakis, had slept with his girlfriend.
He said: "Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend - sorry to tell you that mate."
Wawrinka was forced to retire from the match through injury in the third set but tweeted his opinion of the matter afterwards...
So disappointing to see a fellow athlete and colleague be so disrespectful in a way I could never even imagine.— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) August 13, 2015
What was said I wouldn't say to my worst enemy.
To stop so low is not only unacceptable but also beyond belief.— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) August 13, 2015
There is no need for this kind of behaviour on or off the court and I hope the governing body of this sport does not stand...— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) August 13, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
... for this and stands up for the integrity of this sport that we have worked so hard to build.— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) August 13, 2015
It would appear the public agree and aren't afraid to use slightly less... professional language.
Nick Kyrgios, more famous for being an idiot than winning tennis tournaments.— John Pidgeon (@jonnypmayo) August 13, 2015
For those defending Nick Kyrgios think about how that poor young lady is feeling.
What he said was disgraceful.
It is indefensible.— Stephen Quartermain (@Quartermain10) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios ... what a tool!
There is NOTHING to like about this bloke!— Andy Raymond (@Andy_Raymond) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios is the most disgusting guy I've ever seen in any sports. Respect is one thing, dignity another. You lost both @NickKyrgios.— Ana (@aaenaaa) August 13, 2015
Always enjoy references to sledging as an "art form". In Nick Kyrgios, Australia produces another Michelangelo— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios is a fucking flog. Every time he opens his mouth he's an absolute dick. The biggest wanker in Tennis.— Kimberley (@kimberleydoll) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios is just a dick. Simple as. An utter bellend and an embarrassment to tennis.— Matt Scott (@MattScott247) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios is doing his upmost to ensure that everyone thinks he's the biggest dick on tour. It's working, what a nasty piece of work— Eleanor Jackson (@elliejackson1) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios has turned into a right wanker. Lost my respect for him as a player after that remark.— Jesse Jones (@jones732) August 13, 2015
Remarkably some people defended the tennis star...
Nick Kyrgios is the fucking man ❤️ @NickKyrgios I love u lad 🙏❤️❤️❤️— Sami Afuni BABY (@SamiAfuniBaby) August 13, 2015
Is it just me or is Kyrgios a legend for the sledge & with Wawrinka's reaction it is obviously true. BANG! http://t.co/gLRMHBgJQJ— Brett Watkins (@brettwatkins101) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios ! HAHA you bloody legend HAHAHAHAA— Brendan Shankly (@LFC_forevaa) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios is a complete legend— Aaron Belton (@aaron_belton) August 13, 2015
Nick Kyrgios what a legend!! Actually brings something to the sport that the other robots dont— KB (@tebowmania86) August 13, 2015