In the category of “he apologized for something that wasn’t wrong and they fired him” . . .

Life is beautiful, Venus says, brushing off commentator row

Doug Adler, commentating on the African-American 13th seed’s second-round match against Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele on Wednesday, provoked outrage on social media when he was taken to have described Williams charging ‘like a gorilla.’ Adler, a former tennis professional, said he had said ‘guerrilla.’

UPDATE (2017-02-15 12:11 p.m.): Doug Adler has sued ESPN for wrongful termination of employment. Reported here at WitGlass in the categories of “good for you, @DougAdlerTennis” and “I hope you beat @ESPN (because you should)”.


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