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American doubles player Mike Bryan has been fined $10,000 (#8,222) for utilizing his racquet to create a shooting gesture at a line judge throughout the US Open.
After challenging an erroneous call the 41-year-old switched into his racquet upside down and pointed it in the official.
It came during a win for brother and Bryan Bob from Federico Delbonis and Roberto Carballes Baena.
Bryan has given apologised, saying the gesture”was intended to be playful”.
In the most recent of a several mass shootings, seven individuals were murdered in Texas on Saturday to happen in the United States.
“We won the point and also the gesture was supposed to be playful,” explained Bryan in a statement quoted by the New York Times.
“But given the current information and political climate I know how my gesture can be viewed as insensitive. I guarantee that I will never do anything like this again.”
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