Homophobic Margaret Court to boycott this year’s Australian Open

Margaret Court embroiled herself in controversy speaking out against same-sex marriage.

Margaret Court

Tennis legend Margaret Court will not be in attendance at this year’s Australian Open – despite having one of the arenas named in her honour.

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On the eve of the 2018 edition of her home slam, the 75-year-old has announced she will not be in attendance – instead the Christian pastor will go crabbing with her family.

‘I don’t run from things, I face them,’ she told the Herald Sun.

‘I decided not to come across this year and do more crabbing.’

There has been talk of some players, particularly gay and lesbian tennis players, refusing to play in the stadium – a possibility Court dismissed as ‘childish’.

MySoCalledGayLife.co.uk comments.

Only one that is childish in this setting are 75-year-old voicing her homophobic hate towards the Australian LGBTQ community. We are sure that Australian Open are better without her homophobia present.

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