Deep down inside, it appears so-called sports reporters really want to cover politics.
They love nothing more than turning a sports story into a political one.
And now they’re in meltdown mode over one answer to a political question from this tennis goddess.
The virtue signaling of sports reporters
The sports reporters covering the ongoing Australian Open tennis tournament are trying to create a controversy over one budding star’s COVID vaccination status.
Italy’s Camila Giorgi should have spent the early part of last week celebrating victories in the first two rounds of the Australian Open.
However, that’s not what the sporting press wanted to talk about.
No, they’re more concerned about some Italian doctor who allegedly sold “fake” COVID vax cards.
A couple of years ago we feared Camila Giorgi 🇮🇹 had given up her tennis career but we were wrong!
— Chris Goldsmith (@TheTennisTalker) January 19, 2023
The Italian stunner – who is currently-ranked number 69 female tennis player in the world and second ranked in Italy – defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets in the first round, and followed up with another straight set victory over Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in the second.
According to Breitbart News, Giorgi was one of the names on a list of 300 patients of Dr. Daniela Grillone – a doctor in Italy who has been accused of selling fake vaccine cards.
Believe all women?
Giorgi denies receiving a fake card and insists that she has had all her shots.
“Unbelievable, no questions about tennis,” said Camila’s father Sergio Giorgi, who added he found the press conference to be “disgusting.”
So much for, “believe all women,” as the reporters at the press conference wouldn’t stop asking about Giorgi’s vaccination status and ties to Dr. Grillone.
“The doctor is being investigated, she had trouble in this [past] year with the law – a few times,” Giorgi answered. “I did all my vaccinations in different places, so, the trouble is with her, not me.”
During last year’s Australian Open, the tournament had strict vaccine requirements to play – the 31-year-old pro participated, before being defeated in the third round.
So, her status apparently checked out last year.
This year, Australia is no longer requiring travelers to provide proof of vaccination, but that isn’t stopping Big Media from trying to virtue signal her out of the tournament.
This is sports in 2023
A healthy, physical specimen of an athlete is being targeted by the press for mere suspicion that she might not be fully-vaccinated — whatever that means – for COVID long after the peak of its danger and even as the CDC admits there may be links between the shots and serious health risks.
That’s what sports have come to in 2023.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.