Tennis star Serena Williams shocked the world last week when she revealed that she was pregnant after only couple months earlier claiming she was still a virgin and staying true to her Jehovah Witness’ rules of no sex before marriage.
Following the news, Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase allegedly made racially insensitive comments about her pregnancy that has landed him in hot water and prompted an investigation by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
According to the Association Press, the Romanian Fed Cup captain said the following of Serena Williams’ baby: “Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?”
“The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behaviour of any kind,” the organization said in a statement, per the PA. “We are aware of alleged comments made by Romanian captain Ilie Nastase and have begun an immediate investigation so that we have the full facts of the situation before taking further and appropriate action.”
Serena Williams as yet to comment about the controversial statement.