John McEnroe Won't Apologize for His Serena Williams Comments
On Sunday, tennis legend John McEnroe ruffled the feathers of feminists everywhere when he explained that tennis star Serena Williams, while being the "best female player ever," would rank around 700 in the men's circuit.
Here's the exchange with NPR reporter Lulu Garcia-Navarro:
Garcia-Navarro: We're talking about male players but there is of course wonderful female players. Let's talk about Serena Williams. You say she is the best female player in the world in the book.
McEnroe: Best female player ever — no question.
Garcia-Navarro: Some wouldn't qualify it, some would say she's the best player in the world. Why qualify it?
McEnroe: Oh! Uh, she's not, you mean, the best player in the world, period?
Garcia-Navarro: Yeah, the best tennis player in the world. You know, why say female player?
McEnroe: Well because if she was in, if she played the men's circuit she'd be like 700 in the world.
The Left, all too quick to be outraged, branded the colorful tennis player a sexist for daring to voice such a simple truth rooted in (apparently misogynistic) biology. The media, needless to say, began sharpening their knives for McEnroe the moment the NPR interview was published.
On Tuesday morning, CBS This Morning jumped at the chance to press the tennis star for his recently-committed sins against Feminism, but when confronted, McEnroe refused to apologize.
"I'm just waiting, would you like to apologize?" asked co-host Norah O'Donnell.
"Uh, no," answered McEnore, before lamenting the asinine tendency for those in the tennis world to compare men and women.