The way 16-year-old tennis star Sara Bejlek’s father celebrated her significant US Open qualifying victory has drawn criticism from netizens and sports fans.
Netizens expressed disapproval of the manner in which the father of the tennis prodigy celebrated her win.
In the video that has stirred reactions from social media users, especially tennis lovers, Bejlek shakes hands with her opponent and the chair umpire before walking over to a man standing courtside, who has been identified as her father.
Elated, the proud father gives his daughter a warm hug and several pats on her backside.
She then walks over and hugs another man, identified as her coach, who also pats her on the butt.
The video, which has now gone viral, caused an uproar among sports fans and social media users, who maintained that the way the men celebrated the 16-year old after her victory was inappropriate.
Some social media users, however, noted that it is a common practice in the Czech Republic.
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