The world of sports is not exempt from controversy and this time the former senator of the Republic, Nelson Ávila, has been the protagonist of a controversy on Twitter after describing the former tennis player in a derogatory manner Marcelo Rios. The politician’s words have caused a wave of comments on social networks, some in favor and others against.
Marcelo Rios, who was number one in the world, will appear in an exhibition match against Spanish tennis player Alex Corretja on March 17 at the Gran Arena Monticello, an event that has generated great expectations among tennis fans. “Chino” himself posted a video on his Instagram account inviting fans to fill the venue, as it could be his last participation in an exhibition match.
However, former congressman Nelson Ávila does not appear to be one of the many supporters of Marcelo Rios. Sharing the news of the match on Twitter, Ávila wrote a harsh comment: “Is there anyone willing to pay to see this pathetic scarecrow?“. The reactions did not wait and were very diverse, from those who consider Ríos the most outstanding athlete in history and would be willing to pay without hesitation to see him play, to those who, for various reasons, have no interest in attend the event.
Source: (Tennis TV).
A possible farewell
In his defense, Chino Ríos has asked tennis fans to support him in what could be his last exhibition and has expressed his desire that the stadium be filled so that the event is a great spectacle. “Hopefully we will fill the stadium, that it will be a great event and that it will be a nice show,” Ríos said in a video posted on his Instagram account.
Beyond the controversy generated by Nelson Ávila’s statements, the truth is that the exhibition match between Chino Ríos and Alex Corretja promises to be a great event for tennis fans. It will be a unique opportunity to see one of the most outstanding tennis players in history play, in what could be his last appearance in an exhibition match.