Aside from the fact that it is unlikely that that is the case, there is nothing wrong with criticising Janowicz. However, when people start bashing him and pointing fingers at him, saying that he does not have the right to make those statements, that's where I draw the line. As I said, if Jerzy does not have the right to say negative things about players, then we as a collective here on MTF do not have it in the least. Dissenting opinions should be encouraged and Jerzy should have the option to voice them if he so chooses. The consequences are for him and him alone to bear.
Why should the line be drawn there? Insults (and these remarks were no insults) might be a sign of bad manners, but why should making insults be banned? The freedom to say whatever dumb thing one wants should be upheld. The consequences are for whoever makes those comments, if it lands someone into trouble, tough luck.
It's not true. I believe I have insulted a few players on the forum before, not big insults, but accusing Federer of being "too full of himself" is something I could very well be the one saying.
But nobody gives a damn about my opinion, I am not saying this in an interview and neither are my words going to spread around like a virus within the tennis comunity.
The consequences are not just for whoever makes the comments. Djokovic and Federer will probably hear about this (should this whole thing be TRUE, which I am not sure of yet), and a lot of people are hearing this. How would you feel if a guy from your Faculty was telling people around that you're too full of yourself? Within your own mini-community, people were hearing this. Would you be ok with it and think that the consequences were only for the guy insulting you?
He is natural and doesn't pretend? GREAT for him. He doesn't have any idols? AMEN to that! But why would he have to bring up Nole's and Roger's name?
He didn't say it. That's the thing.
But he does have a big mouth and sooner or later may say something really
so I'm not gonna defend him.
Which is why I added that last sentence.
I still don't buy this whole thing.
I don't think he could be that dumb and rude.
But he needs to learn how to filter, no?