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Williams compared to a ‘Gorilla’ by ESPN commentator

ESPN Commentator, Doug Adler compared U.S. tennis star Venus Williams’s reaction to a ‘gorilla’

US broadcaster ESPN has come under fire from disgruntled viewers who deemed Australian Open analysis by sportscaster Doug Adler to be “racist.”

The comments came during Adler’s punditry of the women’s singles second round match between Williams and Swiss opponent Stephanie Vögele, in which he described a “gorilla effect” tactic by Williams.

“[Vögele] misses a first serve and Venus is all over her. You’ll see Venus move in and put the gorilla effect on her,” Adler said on ESPN during the second game of the second set.

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