If you thought that beating Martina Navratilova on Twitter would be easier than on the tennis court, then you're wrong. Turns out that the American is as good with her words as she is with her volley.
The seven-time Wimbledon champion weighed in on the freedom of speech debate in India, triggered by JNU students getting arrested on charges of sedition after allegedly raising anti-national slogans.
What Passes for Sedition in India, -ultra nationalism easily turns into violence at worst, bullying at best. https://t.co/U5V6nvENFn— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016
Navratilova tweeted her thoughts on the issue along with a New York Times article and was instantly criticised by those who believe the JNU arrests are a legitimate way to handle the situation. Not only that, some people took issue with a foreigner chiming in to an issue that has divided India over the last couple of weeks. But Navratilova kept calm.
@meonsky123 not lecturing anyone- but you are just nasty- bye.— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016
@Un_Spin you are just making stuff up now- sorry- blocked.— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016
@Aravind8 once again- it is not anti indian to disagree with a particular party. You just proved the point of that article…— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016
@dvji so we don’t say anything- then you say we don’t care. We say something- you say shut up, you don’t know and we care more. Ok then….— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 23, 2016
@dvji and these days RW extremism seems on the rise. I could be wrong. And I love India btw- if I didn’t care I wouldn’t speak…— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016
What do they say about class being permanent?