“You Won’t See Me Playing In China Again” – Tennys Sandgren

Published 04/16/2020, 1:37 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Tennys Sandgren of the United States celebrates after winning a point during his Men’s Singles third round match against Sam Querrey of the United States on day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)


Tennis Sandgren has had a troubled past when it comes to his political opinions. Many commentators have described him as a sympathiser of the infamous “alt-right” of the USA which has been notorious for things as violent as racism.

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However, these allegations are based upon some tweets which he has now deleted. Sandgren himself has clarified that his Twitter activity should not be taken as his political orientation. Even though he follows many of the top faces of the right-wing American politics.

The latest tweet by Sandgren sounded like an endorsement for another American right-wing conspiracy theory. Sandgren tweeted on a Fox news report that claimed that the Coronavirus is a result of a Wuhan lab experiment gone wrong. Let’s find out what Tennys Sandgren said about it.

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What did Tennys Sandgren say? 

Tennys Sandgren said that if the report by Fox News had any truth to it, he would never play in China again.

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“Not that it means much, but if this is indeed true you won’t see me playing in China again.”

Despite a serious tint to his tone, the comments section on Twitter was seen trolling Sandgren for his statement. Many raised questions over the authenticity of the news item as they suggested that it hasn’t been proven anywhere that the Coronavirus could be artificially created. Others bashed Sandgren for tweeting without showcasing any responsibility.

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Interesting, this is a position that has been closely linked to US President Donald Trump. Tennys Sandgren has often been called a supporter of the US President. However, he has refrained from aligning himself from any particular political line of thought.

Indeed, if China is found guilty in any manner, it might face this treatment from many other tennis stars. The country’s withholding of information has already been criticized. Accusing it of artificially creating the virus would be like jumping the gun.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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