‘Desperate and pathetic’ Sadiq Khan skewered by GB News’ Christys over Raducanu praise

Sadiq Khan slammed by Christys over Emma Raducanu tweet

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GB News host Patrick Christys hit out at Sadiq Khan on Monday over his comments on Emma Raducanu’s inspired win at the US Open. Khan issued a statement on Twitter following the historic win by praising Raducanu while mentioning her Chinese and Romanian heritage. Whilst presenting, Christys went on a tirade about Khan’s words as well as similar comments from GMB star Adil Ray who too brought up Raducanu’s background when praising the sporting feat. 

He first began: “Yes, Emma Raducanu, is a new national treasure, what a stunning achievement by the 18-year-old British tennis superstar.

“Notice what I did there, British tennis superstar,” he said with a sarcastic tone. “Why have certain people like Sadiq Khan and Adil Ray have to turn her historic victory into some kind of festival of virtue suddenly?

“Sadiq Khan, who cares so much by the way about Emma Raducanu that he can’t even be bothered to spell her name correctly in his tweet,” he commented.

After Raducanu won the US open, Khan tweeted: “Emma Radacanu’s story is London’s story. Born in Canada to Chinese and Romanian parents, she moved to London at two years old.

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“Here in London, we embrace and celebrate our diversity, and if you work hard and get a helping hand, you can achieve anything #USOpen.” (sic)

“It’s a funny way of saying she’s a great tennis player, isn’t it?” he added before he went on to comment about Ray’s tweet.

“Get in, Emma Raducanu, the immigrant from a Romanian Chinese Canadian family, grand slams the haters this is the Britain we love,” Ray tweeted.

“Grand slams the haters,” Christys said, looking confused. “What haters? Where were the hates? Who were they? Literally everyone loves her and wanted her to win.

“Why are this lot trying to stir up a race war that simply doesn’t exist? 

“This lot of ultra-woke weirdos have hijacked a young girls moment of epic triumph to manufacture division and hatred in society to perpetuate the myth that Britain is a racist, immigrant-hating, unwelcoming nation.

“Why? It just looks really sad and desperate and pathetic. I think this lot almost want Britain to descend into racial warfare so they can say, ‘Ha, I was right all along.’

“It’s actually totally self-defeating for the lives of Sadiq and Adil, isn’t it? The next time there is a genuine issue with racism, the impact of it and their opposition to it will be totally diminished,” Christys exclaimed.

“I wonder how they feel about the fact that superstar Emma Raducanu has completely mugged them off as well, they look so sad and desperate because Miss Raducanu has basically never spoke about her past.

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“They tried to turn this poor girl into the next Colin Kaepernick or Megan Rapinoe or Lewis Hamilton, she just wants to play tennis, and she’s blooming good at it as well.

“(And) now because of this lot she’s going to end up being asked about race relations in Britain by woke media types – that’s so unfair.

“Sadiq Kahn and Adil Ray, stop trying to shamelessly use this young girl’s success to push your own divisive political agenda,” he ended.

Viewers of the show also agreed with Christys’ statement, with one tweeting: “Emma’s story is her story, not one to be hijacked by politicians.”

Another added: “Shameless hijacking of a great achievement to bolster his own ideological narrative.”

“True, but I think the rest of us should simply ignore them and keep cheering for Emma as what she is, a wonderfully talented young lady who we can all be proud of,” a third commented.

“Leave the politics out of sport and let people like Emma get on with doing what they are good at, in her case tennis!” another said.

GB News airs weekdays from 6am.
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