Visibly very disappointed at the end of his match, the young tennis hopeful Michael Kouame reacted very badly. He punched his opponent and created a huge buzz on the internet before commenting on his Instagram account a few hours ago. When he apologizes for his gesture, he openly denounces some of the public.
The tennis world is quite famous for its fair play and the class of its players, but lately this is not really the image some of them are giving. Among the troublemakers of the courts we can mention Benoît Paire, who often breaks loose during his matches, but lately we’ve also seen Alexander Zverev almost hit the referee or Australian Nick Kyrgios chaining up that bloodshed. Apparently it’s not ready to stop when we look at the young generation to come, starting with the French Michael Kouame†
Present in Ghana for a junior tournament, the young 15-year-old hopeful reacted particularly badly after his first-round defeat. Beaten by a supposedly weaker Ghanaian player, Michael Kouame advanced to seeded No. 1 status and visible disappointment and anger reigned ever since.after shaking hands with his opponent of the day, he gave him a violent slap in the face with the other hand! A scene that aroused the public’s astonishment and was widely circulated on social networks, creating a very bad image of the young Frenchman.
After this incident that happened yesterday, young Michael Kouame insisted on giving his explanation and apologizing for his behavior on his Instagram account. “I sincerely regret my gesture on Tuesday at the ITF tournament in Ghana (…) Unfortunately, I had a bad gesture against Raphaël (Nii Ankrah), after a very frustrating and difficult match for me. During the match, I was repeatedly verbally abused by many people in the audience, including insults to my mother † But that doesn’t excuse my behavior.”he blurts out.
I accept all consequences of my behavior from the ITF authorities
Michael Kouame was very upset at the end of the match and partly attributed his violent reaction to the attitude of the people in the audience. Despite everything, he apologizes to his opponent. “I was wrong and my action was completely unacceptable. I accept all consequences arising from my behavior on the part of the ITF authorities; I will use this time to see how I can better handle situations like this in the future, at a way that reflects my true personality”he concludes his message.
Michael Kouame therefore decided to apologize to his opponent after the bloodshed, without forgetting to send a nice tackle to part of the audience.
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