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Frustrated With New Guidelines, 66YO Martina Navratilova Claims ‘Another Musk Scam’ in Motion as She Pokes the Billionaire for His Changes to Twitter

Published 07/22/2023, 3:50 PM EDT

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Martina Navratilova and Twitter happens to be a never-ending love story. The Czech-American legend is always engaged in some feud on the app as it happens to be her favorite pass time. With hundreds of tweets, Navratilova is arguably the most active former or current tennis player on Twitter. Her tweets aren’t just limited to tennis, as she often expresses her personal and political views, and whenever Elon Musk trends on the microblogging site!

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The 66-year-old also engages in arguments with fans over varied topics. Well, despite being relentlessly active on the platform, she does not quite get along with the founder of Twitter.

Martina Navratilova calls out Elon Musk, again!


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Twitter has faced plenty of bugs and server errors since Elon Musk’s takeover. One of the recent reports suggests that unverified accounts would only get a limited amount of direct messages.

A tweet from Twitter support read, “We’ll soon be implementing some changes in our effort to reduce spam in Direct Messages. Unverified accounts will have daily limits on the number of DMs they can send. Subscribe today to send more messages.


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Furious at this decision, Navratilova threw shade at Musk. She said, “I Never got any spam in direct messages- sounds to me like another Musk scam to force us into paying…“. According to her, Musk is trying to gain more Twitter Blue subscribers, which requires users to pay $8 per month. Any user can access that and operate with a verified tick next to their name. Many celebrities, including Navratilova, haven’t subscribed to it and they go without the tick.

This wasn’t the first time when Navratilova went against Elon Musk. It was only a few days ago when she had negative reviews about his new car model.


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Navratilova isn’t happy about Elon Musk’s new car model

Elon Musk’s Tesla launched a cyber-truck recently, which has a peculiar appearance. When the clips of the model resurfaced on Twitter, it caught Martina’s eyes. She said, “I love cars and trucks etc. This thing is as ugly as it gets.” Those were some serious words from the 59-time major champion. However, it wasn’t just her as the cyber-truck did not receive the best of reviews from several users and renowned automobile critics.

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Do you think Martina Navratilova is right when it comes to calling Elon Musk out? Let us know in the comments.

WATCH THIS STORY: ‘A**Wipe’- 66-Year-Old Martina Navratilova Gives It Back to a Venus Williams’ Hater After His Insensitive Comment Over Her Reaction to Camila Giorgi

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Written by:

Raghav Tikmany


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Raghav Tikmany is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his under-graduation in Commerce, his passion for sports encouraged him to take up content writing in the field of sports journalism. He has prior experience in text commentary.
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