Federer has apologised for angering his legion of Pakistani fans after posing with an India cricket shirt…
Tennis superstar Roger Federer has been forced to apologise to his Pakistani fans after he was pictured holding an Indian cricket shirt following the World Cup grudge-match two weeks ago.
Nike posted a photo Federer holding up the India shirt with the caption “”Dressing up for a Gentleman’s game today. #BleedBlue.”
The 17-time Grand Slam winner felt the backlash of angry Pakistani’s on social media and was forced to backtrack, saying it was Nike’s idea and not his.
“It was more of a Nike thing to be quite honest,” Federer is quoted as saying by AFP.
“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.”
— Nike Cricket (@nikecricket) February 15, 2015
In the interview, Federer said he was an avid supporter of South Africa and only supported India “a little bit”.