Legendary Australian tennis player Margaret Court may have built up quite the status in her sporting career but this week the 74-year-old revealed that, off the court, her awesomeness is wanting somewhat.
Australians met Court's announcement on Thursday she would be boycotting Qantas over its marriage equality stance with disappointment, anger and ridicule laced with tennis-puns; not least because we had already gone to the effort of naming a stadium after her (an Australian knighthood, essentially).
And even it was keen to distance itself from her.
"Why are you choosing to fly Qantas?"— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) May 25, 2017
Me: The 100% guarantee that i will never accidentally run into Margaret Court on a flight
Now is a really good time to change Margaret Court Arena to Tina Arena Arena— jocelyn (@jocelynseip) May 25, 2017
Margaret Court forgot the greatest and most famous dictum in all of tennis: Love-all.— Rick Morton (@SquigglyRick) May 25, 2017
Soon Margaret Court's only travel option will be Wicked Campers.— Jo Thornely (@jothornely) May 25, 2017
How'd Pastor Margaret Court get exemption from 1 Timothy 2 "I do not permit a woman to teach"? Or is it OK to ignore bits that apply to you?— Dom Knight (@domknight) May 25, 2017
NOBODY SHOW THIS TO MARGARET COURT pic.twitter.com/86IvZHoXXg— John Johnsonson (@JohnJohnsonson) May 25, 2017
The thing about Margaret Court is she doesn't matter.— Josh Thomas (@JoshThomas87) May 25, 2017
Can't believe Margaret Court is so upset at gays, just think how many sweaty men have been under her roof smashing balls at each other!— Marcus Ryan (@itsmarcusryan) May 25, 2017
I think, more than anything, Margaret Court is selfish. She spent her whole career playing with balls, why can't I have a turn. #LoveAll— mat whitehead (@matwhi) May 25, 2017