BBC under fire from hundreds of complaints after accidentally airing Nick Kyrgios’s on court swearing at Wimbledon | The Sun
THE BBC is under fire from hundreds of complaints after accidentally airing Nick Kyrgios’s on court swearing at Wimbledon.
The Australian tennis player has made it all the way to the men's singles final, which takes place tomorrow.
Nick, 27, is becoming known as the bad boy of tennis due to his extreme behaviour and subsequent fines.
And during one of his matches in the tournament fortnight, he swore during one of his regular on-court rants.
Unfortunately, the Wimbledon live feed from the BBC failed to cut away or mute the sound in time, and it's sparked a wave of complaints.
A report on stage one complaints revealed 119 people had complained about "Bias both for and against Nick Kyrgios / audible on-court swearing / inappropriate to broadcast unsportsmanlike
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During last Saturday's match against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second set was at 5-4 when Nick swore.
It led him to receive a code violation, but the player failed to show any remorse for his behaviour.
Nick was set to play Rafael Nadal in the semi-final, however the legendary Spanish player was forced to withdraw from the competition on the eve of the match due to an abdominal injury.
It meant Nick automatically made it through to the final against Novak Djokovic.
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Speaking after the news was revealed, Nick said: "I had a shocking sleep, just with the excitement.
"I had so much anxiety, I was already feeling so nervous, and I don't feel nervous usually."
He added: "I just want to go out on the practice court now and hit some tennis balls and just talk.
"I want the final to come already. I know that I have to kind of just calm down.
"There are still a couple days until that moment. Hopefully tonight I'll get a better rest, chamomile tea and a better rest."
Wimbledon coverage continues tomorrow, Sunday, July 10 at 1pm on BBC One.
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