Clezar could be in trouble for slit-eyed gesture
Brazil tennis player Guilherme Clezar apologised yesterday for making what appeared to be a slit-eyed gesture during his country’s Davis Cup tie with Japan. While denying any racist intent, Clezar, 24, could be in hot water following an incident during Friday’s defeat by Yuichi Sugita in a world group play-off in Osaka. After successfully challenging a line call, an exasperated Clezar stretched his eyes in an apparent criticism of the line judge. The gesture was caught by local television, but the player insisted he had not meant to insult Japanese people in a post on the Brazilian tennis federation’s Facebook page.