Umpires want to do WHAT to Serena Williams?

In the wake of Saturday’s U.S. Open finals debacle, in which Serena Williams demanded an apology from umpire Carlos Ramos after what she saw as an unfair call (and was subsequently punished for doing so), tennis umpires are reportedly considering collective action, including a boycott of Williams’ future matches.

Two reports coming from out of the U.K. yesterday—one from the Times of London, the other from The Guardian—detail some of the murmurings. The Times, citing one anonymous official, says umpires did not feel “supported” following the match, and felt that Ramos was “thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it.”

Read more over at The Root

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