The referee of the Portuguese chair who has been accused of sexism and racism after his controversial calls during the final of the US Women's Open on Saturday is being expressed.
In an interview with his good friend and Tribuna Expresso journalist, Miguel Seabra, Ramos said he was "fine" and denied that he used any kind of racist or sexist double feature in his matches.
Ramos told his friend that he stayed inside the day after the final, fearing that he could provoke the wrath of the locals if he started walking the streets of New York City.
He also said that hundreds of players, both in the past and present, texted their support while talking to Seabra.
The interview is a bit shocking, given the very clear rules established by the International Tennis Federation that prohibit judges from commenting in any way on the games they supervise, as well as socializing with the players.
And as everyone knows now, Ramos is a true defender of the rules.
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Overcoming: Carlos Ramos said he was "fine" and denied claims that he employs any kind of racist or sexist double standard in his matches (Ramos and Williams up on Sunday)
Buds: Ramos gave the interview to the journalist of Expresso Tribune Miguel Seabra (above in Wimbledon), who is a close friend
Defamatory statements: After the game, Seabta said: "The reaction of feminist and African-American associations has been extremely violent"
"I'm fine, given the circumstances," said Ramos.
"It's a boring situation, but the" a la carte "trial does not exist."
Ramos said to his friend: "Do not worry about me!"
He is still ready to officiate a Davis Cup match this Friday between the USA. UU And Croatia.
Seabra also reveals in his story that Ramos sent him a text message after the game, sharing the advice he gave his friend.
"My advice was to get away, avoid any other controversy and say that time heals, and that it will also heal this," Seabra wrote.
The ITF defended Ramos in the wake of the controversy, which was so heated that it resulted in the referee omitting the presentation of the trophy.
It is traditional that, in addition to the finalists, the chair judge who oversees the final is also recognized at the end of the match.
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"It is understandable that this high profile and regrettable incident should provoke a debate, at the same time, it is important to remember that Mr. Ramos assumed his duties as an official in accordance with the corresponding regulations and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity."
DailyMail.com contacted the ITF about Ramos' interview, asking if he would be punished or fined, and a representative of the agency said they were not in a position to comment on the matter, but that someone would be in contact.
I have to leave: in the interview he also revealed that he hid on the Sunday after the game and that he had received hundreds of text messages showing the support of the players (Ramos and Williams up after the match)
Violations of the code: it is against the rules of the International Tennis Federation for a chair judge to comment on a game with the press or socialize with players (Serena breaks her racket during the violation of the second code on the right and calls Ramos & # 39; thief & # 39; in the third, it cost him a game)
Seabra was undoubtedly a nice option for Ramos, as seen by his comments after the game.
& # 39; What pandemonium. I've known Carlos for 30 years; I know your thought process, it has always been fair and consistent. In addition, he always had the courage to enforce the rules, regardless of the player, the court or the occasion, "Seabra wrote.
"When he saw the coach making gestures, he sent a warning, but Serena Williams took it personally and everything went out of control, in the worst country in the world for that to happen: United States."
He continued saying: "Serena brought problems to the table that were completely out of place. And then it went viral as a sexist, racist and misogynistic incident. It was not about rules and behavior. "
Seabra went on to make some striking and reformist assertions about the United States in his comments
"My point is that this episode happened in a country where many people have their own agendas and take every opportunity to take out the racism card, the sexism card," he wrote.
"The reaction of feminist and African-American associations has been extremely violent."