Britt McHenry has tried to make a living out of creating controversy since she was laid off by ESPN, so it makes sense that she would date a professional athlete who is known for doing the same.
If her recent Instagram activity is any indication, McHenry is in a relationship with pro tennis player Tennys Sandgren. McHenry was in France with Sandgren when the No. 57-ranked player was competing in the French Open, and she shared another photo of the two over the weekend.
As The Big Lead reminds us, Sandgren came under scrutiny when he advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals back in January and people called attention to all of the far-right conspiracy theories he has supported on Twitter.
Dude is running Kyrgios off the court. He also tweets a lot pic.twitter.com/ObCR8BbQOE
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) August 3, 2017
— (@TrollandGarros) January 18, 2018
Serena Williams was the most prominent voice from the tennis community to call out Sandgren.
@TennysSandgren I don't need or want one. But there is a entire group of people that deserves an apology. I cant look at my daughter and tell her I sat back and was quiet. No! she will know how to stand up for herself and others- through my example. pic.twitter.com/im2NhoMdN4
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) January 24, 2018
Sandgren later criticized the media for its “sensationlist coverage” of him and decision to “perpetuate propaganda machines instead of researching information.”
If you have heard her views on Colin Kaepernick and national anthem protests, you know that McHenry and Sandgren seem like a perfect match.