Two weeks ago, the ever famous Swiss professional Tennis player, Roger Federer, had posted a picture of himself holding the Indian cricket team’s jersey, with the caption, “Dressing up for a Gentleman’s game today. #BleedBlue.”
The picture infused rage among his fans in Pakistan who will in any case not like anyone’s act of promoting India for the World Cup. To this, Roger Federer announced an apology for the confusion created on the eve of the Dubai Open,
“It was more of a Nike thing to be quite honest. It was a Nike campaign they had because I met some of the Indian players and I had just spent some time in India so they presented the shirt to me.
“I support South Africa, and everybody knows that. The idea wasn’t to spark any fire and I’m sorry if it did that.“
When asked whether he supports the Indian Cricket team for the World Cup, he said, “a little bit”. Reportedly, one of Roger’s Pakistani fans who works in Express Tribune, Pakistan had deleted all his pictures and took a survey wherein 10 out of 12 Pakistanis were offended by Roger’s post
Roger has strong connections with South Africa, his mother is from the said country and his Foundation too works for the better the disadvantaged children in the country.