Dumb-Founded Alexis Ohanian Reacts to Sports Illustrated’s Mass Layoffs With a Nostalgic Photo of Wife Serena Williams

Published 01/20/2024, 5:00 AM EST

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For over decades, the one thing that kept the fans entertained was Sports Illustrated. With interesting news from all around the world to keeping the fans updated with all the ongoings in the world of sport, this had everything one could have ever asked for. However recently, the decades-long company dealt with a massive blow. So much so, that the husband of Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian came up with a heartfelt message.

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In a recent revelation, Alexis Ohanian came ahead and penned down an emotional RIP message to the team at Sports Illustrated, who made everyone sure that they were up to date with all the news and ongoings.

Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian is saddened by the iconic magazine Sports Illustrated’s closure as he pens a special message for them

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After nearly 70 years of delivering top-notch sports journalism, Sports Illustrated is shutting its doors due to financial troubles. The company that owned the magazine’s publishing license, the Arena Group, is letting go of its entire staff while suggesting that they were in significant debt. Reacting to the whole scenario, Alexis Ohanian expressed his disbelief on Instagram.

The co-founder of Reddit was seen posting a picture of a vintage Sports Illustrated cover featuring a young Serena with the caption, “Can’t believe it’s over, RIP.” Ohanian’s reaction reflects the sentiments of many who cherished the iconic magazine.

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The sudden end of Sports Illustrated not only marks the conclusion of an era in sports reporting but also leaves fans and those connected to its history, like Ohanian, feeling a sense of loss.

However, despite this, the team is quite hopeful that despite this, they can keep delivering quality content just like have done over the last 70 years.

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Despite the company drowning in debt, they made sure that they would keep providing the fans with what they deserved. In an interview, one of the top officials at the company said that they will keep to continue delivering quality content for everyone just like they did. “The company plans to sustain our commitment to delivering quality content throughout the ongoing discussions,” said the authorities.

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“We are here to ensure that the brand of Sports Illustrated, which includes its editorial arm, continues to thrive as it has for the past nearly 70 years,” and that “we are committed to ensuring that the traditional ad-supported Sports Illustrated media pillar has best in class stewardship to preserve the complete integrity of the brand’s legacy,” they further continued.

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Thus, the husband of Serena Williams came up with an emotional message for Sports Illustrated who are on a major brink of downfall. While Ohanain wrote RIP, the company is still hopeful of keeping up with its promise and providing the best-in-class services.

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