Commentator sues after being sacked over 'guerilla' remark

Venus Williams

Sacked tennis commentator Doug Adler is to sue broadcaster ESPN, claiming he compared Venus Williams’ tactics to a “guerilla”, rather than a “gorilla”.

During Williams’ Australian Open second-round tie with Stefanie Voegele in January, Adler said: “Venus moved in and put the guerilla effect on.”

Adler apologised after viewers complained, but was dismissed by ESPN.

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