Fognini's gesture of apology for his homophobic words at the Tokyo Games

The Italian tennis player wanted to apologize with a rainbow-colored headband and wristbands to apologize after using the term 'fag' at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Fabio Fognini's defeat to Daniil Medvedev at the Tokyo Olympics not only dealt the Italian tennis player a serious sporting blow, but was also seriously criticized for the use of certain terms during the third set of that match.

And it is that Fognini, visibly frustrated in this phase of the match, was heard to pronounce on several occasions the Italian insult 'frocio', translated into Spanish as 'fagot'. An expression that has outraged the LGTBI community.

Fognini himself realized shortly after the commotion generated by this action and wanted to publish a message of apology to the fans for their comments. "The heat went to my head. At the game I used a really stupid expression. I didn't want to hurt anyone's sensibilities. I love the LGTBI community and I apologize for the nonsense I said."However, Fognini has wanted to take this apology beyond words and, in his first competitive match after the incident at the Tokyo Olympics, the Italian appeared in his match against Jan-Lennard Struff at the 1000 Masters in Canada with a headband and wristbands of arocíris color. Quite a gesture of nobility on the part of a Fognini who, despite his frequent extravagances, is still a true gentleman on the track.



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