Posts tagged ‘Maria Sharapova’

March 8, 2016

Nike drop Sharapova for wrong kind of ethical breach

by philapilus
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Hypocrisy: tick

Sports giant Nike have announced they are suspending sponsorship of Maria Sharapova after she failed a drug test, because “as ethical breaches go this is not a lucrative one”.

Spokesperson Percy Spoke explained “As far as we are concerned, Maria has committed an abominable act that does not help our bottom line.

“We are proud of our unblemished and morally sound business record, and are

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June 27, 2013

Players blame ‘Somme-like’ Wimbledon

by philapilus

 27/06/2013

German dead in a captured trench

Another ranking player drops out

Playing tennis at Wimbledon yesterday was likened to suffering the hell of First World War trench combat, after a day which saw the flower of tennis youth brutally cut down.

As some of the world’s most notable players crashed out of the tournament, there was unanimous criticism of the grass courts.

Maria Sharapova said “My three falls were due to a very nasty case of trench foot, caused by Wimbledon’s appalling conditions. Centre court is almost exactly like the Somme was a century ago.”

Steve Darcis, who

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