Il terzo round del Quiksilver Pro si completerà oggi a New York senza la partecipazione di Bobby Martinez, squalificato dall’ASP per le dichiarazioni fatte durante l’intervista live di ieri.
Dopo aver passato la batteria, Martinez durante l’intervista del dopo-heat ha rilasciato dichiarazioni lesive dell’immagine dell’ASP e dello sport e in contrasto con l’art. 151 dell’ASP International Rule Book.
Questa che segue è la trascrizione delle dichiarazioni rilasciate da Bobby davanti a migliaia di spettatori tra cui anche bambini:
“First of all, I’d like to say (an the ASP are going to fine me) ‘cuz I don’t want to be a part of this dumb f***ing wannabe tennis tour. All these pro surfers want to be tennis players. They want to do a halfway cutoff. How the f*** is somebody who’s not even competing against our caliber of surfers ahead of 100 of us on the one world ratings. They’ve never been here. They’ve never f***ing made the right to surf against us, but now we’re ranked upon them. Come on now. That’s Bullshit. That’s why I ain’t going to these stupid contests no more. This is my last one because FTW, my sponsors is here and I just tell it like it is. This is my last one and I don’t like tennis. I don’t like the tour… Who gives a f***? You know what I mean?”
“I’ve been here before. I love this city. I’ll tell you right now, if my sponsor wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be here for this dumb contest. ASP? They f***ing…surfing’s going down the drain thanks to these people.”
Bobby Martinez, foto ASP