Kyrgios defends spitting at fan during first-round win as officials ponder fines

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  • Australian spat towards spectator and called line judge a ‘snitch’
  • Kyrgios says umpire ignored request to eject abusive spectator

Wimbledon officials are deliberating over whether to fine Nick Kyrgios after he admitted he spat towards a spectator and called a line judge a “snitch” during a stormy first-round victory against Britain’s Paul Jubb.

The Australian claimed there were mitigating circumstances for his behaviour by accusing the umpire of ignoring his pleas for an abusive spectator to be ejected, and also blamed social media for creating a new breed of supporter who enjoy filming themselves abusing sports stars.

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Written by Sean Ingle at Wimbledon
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/28/nick-kyrgios-fine-wimbledon-spitting-paul-jubb under the title “Kyrgios defends spitting at fan during first-round win as officials ponder fines”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.