ICC World Cup This Italian Tennis player shouts ‘Bomb should explode’ on Wimbledon in fit of anger

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Fabio Fognini crashed out of the third round of Wimbledon.Nick Kyrgios deliberately blasted the ball at Rafael Nadal’s body.Bernard Tomic was stripped of his entire USD 56,600 prize money on for tanking in his first round match. highlightscenter_img Wimbledon: Fabio Fognini may face a fine for saying “a bomb should explode” on Wimbledon, All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said on Monday. The Italian 12th seed made the outburst during his straight-sets third-round defeat to US world number 94 Tennys Sandgren on Saturday. “It’s fair to play here? Damned English, really. Damned, really. Wish a bomb would explode on this club. A bomb should explode here,” he fumed in Italian. He apologised afterwards, which Lewis said would be taken into account.”It was one of these heat of the moment comments. It was a very unfortunate comment and Fabio was good enough to apologise straight away,” the Wimbledon supremo said. “It wouldn’t surprise me in the end if there was a small fine but I think we will certainly keep it in context, and readily accept the apology.”During the first week of the championships, Australia’s Bernard Tomic was stripped of his entire USD 56,600 prize money on for tanking in his first round match, which was over in just 58 minutes. “Generally the behaviour has been outstanding,” said Lewis. “There’s been one or two high-profile incidents. But if you look back over the years, there’s always something going on. It’s one of the beauties of tennis, that it’s a head-to-head contest and emotions and passions run high and sometimes they slightly overspill in a way that there have to be some sanctions.”Meanwhile, Australian hothead Nick Kyrgios will not face action after he admitted deliberately blasting the ball at Rafael Nadal’s body during his defeat to the Spanish third seed. “It’s very common in doubles where players aim at the opponent. It’s part and parcel of being a professional tennis player,” said Lewis.    “That and underarm serving are very much within the rules of the sport.” Kyrgios hit two underarm serves during the match on Centre Court and also had a lengthy rant at the umpire. “Some of the conversational discussion Nick had with the umpire is maybe worthy of scrutiny,” Lewis added.last_img read more

Three Nigerians to Win REXONA’s Trip to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge

first_imgThree lucky Nigerian football fans are to win all-expense paid trip to train and play with Chelsea Football stars in London this year in the ongoing Rexona’s ‘Street to Stamford’ campaign.Unilever Nigeria’s Rexona deodorant brand recently kicked off a series of consumer engagement activities through a universal shared passion for the beautiful game of football.Dubbed the “Rexona Street to Stamford”, the campaign is a national competition from which three very lucky Nigerian representatives will be selected to be part of an Africa 11 team, to train and play with the Chelsea Football stars at their home in London, UK. The ongoing consumer activation which is generating much awareness for the brand at several touch points including major shopping malls, tertiary institutions (university and college campuses), playfields and at high traffic locations across Lagos, Enugu, Abuja etc. has so far engaged thousands of exciting consumers.The very lucky consumers to be selected during the “Street to Stamford” tournament will spend three days in July 2018, with a team of local (Nigerian) and international coaches, including popular sports influencers at the training academy grounds of Teslim Balogun Stadium, in Lagos.Speaking about the ongoing national consumer engagement activities for the Rexona Street to Stamford Campaign, Category Manager Skin Care & Deos, Unilever Nigeria, Adetoun Adegbite, said: “Our goal is to drive for brand connection through our consumers’ passion for football especially in light of our global partnership with Chelsea FC.“Thus, through our brand engagement, we continue to reflect the love and pride that our consumers have for the game, as well as reinforcing the functional benefits of Rexona deodorant in positively causing life changing opportunities, especially for young Nigerians,” observed the Unilever official.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more