‘You Picked Serena Williams Over Your Own Mother..’ – West Ham United’s Women’s Day Tribute Goes Wrong as Fans Divided Over Michail Antonio’s Gesture

09 March, 2023


Antonio, who plays as the striker on the team, when asked why he chose Serena Williams as the most influential woman in his life, spoke of her legacy and her mental strength. For a soccer player who is the club’s all-time highest goal scorer in the Premier League, to confess to a woman’s contribution to sports is in itself admirable. However, the majority of fans on Twitter did not resonate with Antonio’s emotions.

English soccer star Michail Antonio, playing for West Ham United FC in the English Premier League, recently honored Serena Williams while celebrating Women’s Day.

“Serena Williams” shines on a West Ham United FC kit.

To celebrate the spirit of International Women’s Day, players from the London-based Premier League side went along with adorable training kits, paying tribute to the most important women in their lives. 

What was the tribute given by the West Ham United Players?

Antonio, however, decided to give a unique shout-out to the 23-time Grand Slam champion, wearing a jersey that simply read “Serena Williams” on the back along with his kit number.

On the back of their kits, the players flaunted words like ‘Mum,’ ‘Mama,’ or their mothers’ names. 

Fans on Twitter were quick to react to this news with equally sarcastic and wholesome comments.

Other fan wrote he gives more credit to Serena then his own family members.

Other fans have talked about how Antonio is going to be in trouble for not taking his mom’s name.



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