USA Today – Zsombor Piros and Wu Yibing are 18-year-olds who form the top seed at the Wimbledon boys’ doubles tennis tournament. They also apparently are rebels, ghoulish enough to wear black underwear to the notoriously all-white affair.
Yes, Piros and Wu were forced to change their underwear, which were visible not over or under their proper white shorts but apparently through them.
The Wimbledon all-white rule, which was subject of a New York Times feature this year, already has reared its head for Venus Williams for daring to wear a pink sports bra that peaked slightly out from her white dress. It’s a dated rule that also famously cost Roger Federer his orange-soled shoes, but this one seems even more ridiculous, given the underwear can’t actually be seen.
“I’m sure you can see they were wearing black underpants,” the broadcaster says.
I don’t get why the internet is all up in arms about this complaining about the officials being such sticklers and assholes? It’s Wimbledon. You wear all white. It’s the rule. It’s been the rule for literally 140 years. One hundred and forty. Oldest tennis tournament in the world. They’re really going to let some 18 year old punkasses come in and spit in the face of tradition with pitch black underpants? Outrageous. I wouldn’t have made them change I would have DQ’ed them from the tournament and kicked them the fuck out of England. It’s called decorum. Follow the rules or go hang out with the rest of the riff raff and street trash.