Tennis player’s girlfriend slammed by fans online for latest TikTok video
Morgan Riddle has found herself in the crosshairs of people online following her latest TikTok Video.
Riddle, who has nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram alone, is currently dating world number one. 20Taylor Fritz.
Riddle, like any romantic partner, is very supportive of his other half and decided to make a TikTik video documenting his experiences traveling around the world to watch his boyfriend compete.
In the clip, which is clearly aimed at Riddle followers who don’t usually watch the sport, she explains how the sport works, the four Grand Slam tournaments, the cities you travel to, player rankings and generally what it looks like on the ATP circuit.
In the opening part, she says, “I know tennis is relatively uncool and unknown in America, so here’s what you need to know before the [Netflix] the show is coming out.”
Riddle also goes on to explain that tennis tournaments “are not your usual sporting events with hot dogs and beer”, but rather “you can expect champagne, strawberries and cream” as well as ” wearing really cute outfits.”
The tennis intro-style TikTok seemed innocent enough at the time, but it didn’t take long for some people to voice their displeasure.
The video racked up millions of views in a short time, with some people taking to the comments section to accuse Riddle of being deaf.
Meanwhile, others called her ‘privileged’ and ‘ignorant’.
Many people were quick to come to Riddle’s defense after the backlash, including his partner.
“I think what she did was awesome for our sport. It got a ton of people watching it,” Fritz said.
“I think your typical older fan can be upset about this. I don’t understand how anyone can be upset about this.
“I am the one who is a professional tennis player, I am the one who does this for a living. I agree 100% with everything in this video.
“People know a few, they know what Grand Slams are, a few things about it, they’re like, ‘What are you talking about?'”