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John McEnroe takes down anti-gay bigot Margaret Court in brilliant commentary

John McEnroe thinks he knows where Margaret Court’s anti-gay hate comes from: lesbian Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs after Court could not.

‘She did lose the first battle of the sexes to Bobby Riggs,’ McEnroe says in a new video commentary.

‘Hold on, she lost to Bobby Riggs and then Billie Jean King beat the sh*t out of Bobby. Now I think I know where that hatred comes from.’


Court, 74, has been making headlines in recent weeks for a series of anti-LGBTI remarks she has been making including tennis being ‘full of lesbians.’

McEnroe says: ‘Margaret Court is telling us tennis is full of lesbians. The way I see it there are three options regarding this statement. Number one – this is true and who gives a f**k? Number two – this is not true and who should give a f**k? And number three – this is half true and should we really give a f**k?’

McEnroe takes Court apart in other ways including her all-time record of winning 24 grand slam singles titles.

He points out that many of her titles were won before 1968 when tennis was still an amateur sport and professionals were not allowed to compete.

Eleven of Court’s slam titles were won at the Australian Open during a time when many of the top women did not compete there.

As for the Australian Open, McEnroe has an idea for an event to be held at its Margaret Court Arena which some people including Martina Navratilova want to see renamed.

‘As for renaming the court that bears her name at Melbourne Park, the jury is still out,’ McEnroe says.

Calling himself ‘the self-appointed commissioner of tennis,’ McEnroe has come up with what he thinks is a viable solution:

‘Keep the name and when same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia, I will personally call my good friend Elton John to host the biggest same-sex, mass wedding ceremony ever seen — in Margaret Court Arena. Margaret, that’s just the kind of guy I am.’

McEnroe also asks Court not to ‘get all worked up’ over a touching scene at the french Open last week during when Juan Martin del Potro held a crying Nicolas Almagro in his arms after an injured Almagro had to retire from their match.

‘It’s not what you think,’ McEnroe says to Court. ‘It’s just a decent human being consoling a friend in distress.

‘We all need more of that these days. Just a decent human being, doing a decent thing. Do you know how hard it is, still, to come out in 2017? Just think about that.’

FILE UNDER: Controversy, Tennis


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4 Remarks

  1. Very proud of John! Margaret Court is protesting a little too much. You know what that means! LOL

  2. Thank you very much Mr. McEnroe. Standing up against this homophobic attack on women’s tennis is greatly appreciated. Oh, and I bet Elton would have a blast with a mass same sex wedding at the Margaret Court Stadium!

  3. I love you Johnny Mac! Thank you for standing up for us.

  4. June 5th, 2017 at 5:11 pm
    Cool Curt says:

    John has always been such a HUNK!!!!!!!!!!! When he was younger and I was too and I thought about how HOT is this guy with the curly-White Guy fro and how he was full of so much rage and passion for the sport that he loved so dearly. I truly knew that this warrior on the court was a warrior elsewhere because he always advocated for himself and the sport that he loved without any kind of heartache about how anyone else felt but him. John was right and everyone else could go ‘F-themselves’ and I wasn’t truly on board for that but I understood because John was ‘THE ULTIMATE BABE OF THE 70′S’…….Tatum did so well marrying this man because ‘short in stature’ but he literally could whip someone 5 times his size and I thought that was brilliant. Not always a fan of smaller guys suffering from THE NAPOLEON SYDROME but John got the pass and still gets it because in his 70′s OMGoodness ‘He still looks good………Margaret needs some help because it wasn’t like she had no clue that there were at least 50 lesbians and a few in-the-closet gay men playing with her on a regular bases…………….#GetYourLifeMargaret should be a hashtag because ‘old gal’ needs to get it together because there are so many LGTBQ people in sports that aren’t out or thinking about being out and the ones that are I salute them and give them all the praise for being so brave and living and playing in their truths……….

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