Orange soles vs Orange markings

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  1. Omega_7000

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    Why are they different? One was allowed and the other was banned... :-?

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  2. r2473

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    Wimbledon is racist
     
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  3. Roger Wawrinka

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    Cause everyone loves Serena.. blah!!



    ^ nice point haha
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if it was the converse of this reasoning. That is, if they banned Serena's shoes, she'd be screaming bloody murder, with "racist" allegations, etc., especially since the dress code requires "white" clothing. That's the last thing they want, especially considering Wimbledon's elite upper-class image.

    With Roger, they probably wanted to make a "point" that they're adhering to tradition, and that (most) top players aren't exempt from these customs. Can't help but wonder if it backfired in this case, lol.
     
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    You should tweet these pictures to Wimbledon and ask them. I'd love to hear their reply.
     
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  6. blantonreed

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    Serena's shoes on day 4 (her 2nd match) actually looked different. Like they toned down the accents on them. Wonder if Wimbledon said something to her as well, or if she saw what happened with Fed and made a decision herself...?

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  7. asusundevils1971

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    Too much white on the right picture...
     
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  8. decrepitude

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    I want to know why Shriekapova's orange knickers weren't banned. They were far more obvious than either of the shoes.
     
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  9. PSNELKE

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    They were not banned because idiots like Terra... and Amelie_Mauresmo would address racism allegations against the tournament organizers.

    Playing the racism card still works for them, sad to see.
     
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    The whole thing smacks of a publicity stunt by Nike.
     
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  11. Omega_7000

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    Yeah but how can one cry racism if they apply the same rules across the board...
     
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    Both Serena and Fed are ranked 1 for wimbledon...They just wanted to make a point on the mens side? Again very strange...
     
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    Simply the forces of PC at work.
     
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    Lol, this got moved to Pros' Racquets and Gear...it's a conspiracy I tells ya. :)
     
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    TOTAL BS on Wimbledon's part. Williams shoes are much more loud and obtrusive than Fed's.....twice as much bright color showing.
     
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    Guidelines regarding prominently white clothing rule
    1.No solid mass of colouring. Federer Shoes Sole was a "Mass of colouring.
    2.Little or no dark or bold colours
    3.No fluorescent colours
    4.Preference towards pastel colours
    5.Preference for the back of the shirt to be totally white
    6.Preference for shorts and skirts to be totally white
    7.All other items of clothing, including hats, socks and shoe uppers to be predominantly white. What percentage of color you think made up the uppers of Serena's shoes?
     
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    1. Serena's BUTT was a "MASS of Colouring"
    2.Little or no dark or bold colours- Lots of BOLD Color on Williams shoes and socks.
    3.No fluorescent colours - Flourescent ORANGE all over Williams shoes and socks.
    7.All other items of clothing, including hats, socks and shoe uppers to be predominantly white. Federer's shoe uppers were predominantly white, a lot more so than Mr. Williams.

    P.S. - I am so glad Sabine beat her today!:):):)
     
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    My bad, I thought I was replying to a grown up. Sorry to have bothered.
     
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  20. hcb0804

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    Well, isn't THAT the pot calling the kettle black!!
     
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    Mr. Williams?

    Very nice you misogynistic, racist little twat
     
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  22. BLX_Andy

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    Federer's shoes had a solid mass. It's BS but that's the rule.
     
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    I call troll ^
     
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