Portuguese tennis player João Sousa said, this Wednesday, that he was “exhausted” of threats and insults from bettors on social networks, after being eliminated in the challenger in Girona, Spain.
“I’m exhausted from receiving messages from punters with threats, insults, provocations and little idea of what you have to do and sacrifice to be a professional tennis player”, wrote the Portuguese, in a message on the social network Instagram.
João Sousa accompanies his message with images of examples of threats and insults he has received, in which they accuse him of fixing results and even wish him a serious injury or even death.
Saying that this is a situation that “all tennis professionals” have to “deal with every week”, Sousa says that the betting world – which he says he respects – “brought this less good side and these people forget that the target of these messages” are human beings.
“Humans with feelings, emotions, less good days like everyone else, who deal with our own problems and, above all, give our best every day, despite victory or defeat”, wrote the Guimarães, who only demanded respect. .
The Portuguese tennis player João Sousa, 156th in the ATP ranking, was eliminated today in the second round of singles at the challenger in Girona, Spain, after losing to Argentine Mariano Navone, 237th, by 6-2, 4-6 and 6-4, in two hours and 24 minutes.