Ex-driver turned commentator Marc Duez has lost his job with his broadcaster after he made several alleged misogynistic comments against Serena Williams.
Duez worked for Walloon TV station RTBF in Belgium and was the commentator during the Monaco Grand Prix.
Ace tennis player Serena Williams was the guest of honor for Aston Martin and was even allowed to wave the chequered flag at the end of the race.
What did Duez say?
Deuz made a comment stating that “Serena Williams will be waving something different today.”
While this was probably in reference to her tennis racket, but the way it was framed, could indicate ‘something else’ entirely.
Things got even worse after Max Verstappen crossed the finish line.
Duez proclaimed that the 23-time Grand Slam winner was clearly “not a cheerleader”.
Things did not stop there
Surprisingly, it did not stop there.
A friend of Serena was standing next to her and the commentator went on to call her ‘ugly’ much to the astonishment of his co-commentator Gaëtan Vigneron.
For this very reason, Duez has been suspended.
Apology issued by Duez
The commentator has, however, issued an apology since the incident. But that does not change the status of his termination.
“I want to apologise to the people who might be affected by my statements. I didn’t want to shock anyone,” he told Walloon media.
Duez was once a racing driver and has even won the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring four times back in the 1990s. He also has experience as a rally driver.
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