The Miami Dolphins saw a changing of the guard last year when they announced only their 3rd full owner in franchise history. Shortly after Wayne Huizenga handed the keys to Stephen Ross, Ross decided it was in his best interest to take on some local minority owners. On Sunday, one of those owners decided to show more than just her lack of class.
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Ross promptly struck a deal with South Florida staple Jimmy Buffett and re-named the stadium “Landshark“. Then he struck a partnership with Emilio and Gloria Estefan as well as Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony. He added Venus and Serena Williams of tennis fame.
Today, he must be wondering what the hell he did. Venus Williams decided to show up at her French Open round 1 match with Switzerland’s Patty Schnyder wearing lingerie. O.k. so it really wasn’t lingerie…I think. But I can tell you this, if my wife wore that in public, there would be hell to pay.
Venus donned a black laced “teddy” for all intent and purposes with a ruffled lower edge and red trim and spaghetti straps. The skirt was so low that every time she swung her racket, she showed her ass, literally. Venus has donned similar outfits in the past but nothing this blatantly risque. She appeared as though she was looking to be the next Victoria’s Secret “Angel” than a pro tennis player. Let alone a pro tennis player who just so happens to own a piece of the Miami Dolphins.
This would have been fine in my opinion had her job required such a bold fashion statement. Say her name was Fergie and wearing little or wearing tight clothing was part of the fashion statement of being a hip-hop artist or pop star. Instead, Venus is a sports star. A tennis star at that. Hell, the short bikinis that Volleyball players like Jay Fiedler wear seem to show less.
Is this acceptable? In tennis or any other sport that requires their participants to be clothed? What about the young women who watch tennis and idolize players such as Serena and Venus Williams. Or, is what Venus wore any different than anything any other celebrity every wore at a given time or place. Is this acceptable, unacceptable, or simple over reactions from a slew of critics? Should Venus Williams show a bit more class and a lot less ass as the owner, albeit small minority owner, of the Miami Dolphins?
To make a more informed opinion, check out more of the photos here from the Sun-Sentinel.
You tell us what you think.