FFT criticizes former tennis hero over doping remarks
Updated: 2011-11-23 14:06
PARIS - Yannick Noah's remarks about doping were "baseless" and "provocative", the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said on Tuesday, joining a chorus of protest against the former tennis hero.
Former tennis palyer Yannick Noah of France in Kaunas, in this Sept 15, 2011 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]
"The French Tennis Federation wishes to express its disagreement with Yannick Noah's comments made in Le Monde newspaper," the FFT said in a statement.
"Against the plague of doping in sport, baseless accusations and provocative comments are inappropriate, and the worst attitude would be to give up."
Ten-time grand-slam champion Rafa Nadal of Spain dismissed Noah's comments as "stupid" on Monday, adding to criticism by French Sports Minister David Douillet and Spanish Olympic committtee president Alejandro Blanco.