The Project unloads on Nick Kyrgios for 'brat-like' refusal to play the U.S. Open over coronavirus
The Project host Peter van Onselen has unloaded Nick Kyrgios for his 'brat-like' withdrawal from the U.S. Open due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The world number 40 on Sunday read a letter on his social media channels blasting the tournament for going ahead in New York later this month in the middle of the global crisis.
His withdrawal was debated on the Channel 10 program on Sunday night when he was criticised by the panel for the way in which it was delivered.
'He just finds a way to make a really rational comment about the dangers of any tournament going ahead at a time like this - particularly in the States - brat-like in the way that he delivers it,' van Onselen said on the Sunday night show.
As coronavirus curfews kicked in on Melbourne for the first time in history, fellow Project host comedian Tommy Little put the boot in to the 25-year-old Australian player over his refusal to play.
'Nick Kyrgios not wanting to play is what Nick Kyrgios has always done,' Little told the Channel 10 audience.
'Like half the time he gets halfway through a match and decides he doesn't want to play.'
Comedian Susie Youssef also had a dig at Kyrgios for his announcement.
'I was watching it going, "baby boy and growing up". There's a subtle jab at Djokovic,' she said.
'And he signs off with "like it or not". A bit of sass.'
Earlier on Sunday, Kyrgios read the heartfelt letter and posted the video on ...
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