Tennys Sandgren Rips Media After His Australian Open Exit

Tom Schad, USA TODAY, January 24, 2018

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[American Tennys Sandgren] came under scrutiny earlier this week when he was asked in a post-match press conference Monday about links to the alt-right movement on his Twitter account, including a retweet earlier this month of an alt-right personality and past comments about a debunked conspiracy theory widely known as “Pizzagate.”

Asked Monday about some of the alt-right ties on his Twitter account, Sandgren told reporters that he “find(s) some of the content interesting” but does not ascribe to alt-right views. On Tuesday, he deleted all of his tweets since 2016.

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“You seek to put people in these little boxes so that you can order the world in your already assumed preconceived ideas. You strip away any individuality for the sake of demonizing by way of the collective.

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“It is my firm belief that the highest value must be placed on the virtue of each individual, regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. It’s my job to continue on this journey with the goal of becoming the best me I can and to embody the love Christ has for me, for I answer to Him and Him alone.

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