Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Defends Canada Against Racist Comments After Alphonso Davies’ Side Lost to Lionel Messi’s Argentina

Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Defends Canada Against Racist Comments After Alphonso Davies’ Side Lost to Lionel Messi’s Argentina

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Even when Angel City FC continued to put in disappointing performances in the NWSL, Alexis Ohanian didn’t lose his cool. However, following Canada’s loss against Argentina in the Copa America, the investor had enough. It was not the performance of the soccer team that agitated the tech entrepreneur. But rather, one particular tweet with shades of racism is what Ohanian is against. What is the controversial tweet about? Let’s find out.

On X, an account named Keith Woods tweeted an image comparison of the current and 2000’s Canadian soccer teams. He wrote, “So tragic. Few countries are undergoing population replacement as rapidly as Canada.” The user was referring to how the squad from 2000 featured Canadian players among the majority are white, while the current team featured predominantly players with immigrant roots, including Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies who has Liberian roots. Alexis Ohanian did not hold back from expressing his dissent against this comparison.

He quoted the tweet and wrote, “How are these the same people who also post about the value of “Meritocracy” above all.” Alexis Ohanian is puzzled about how people want a system based on merit and can’t accept the results. Notably, his better half Serena Williams is someone who has had to fight against racism, although she is a legend in the sports world. Ohanian stands for inclusivity and anti-racism. But he also has faced criticism over his roots and privileges.

Born to an ‘illegal migrant’, Alexis Ohanian always took pride in being a self-made person

Being the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian is worth around $70 million. But, Ohanian too faced questions over his roots after success. Once on X, he uploaded a video regarding self-made millionaires and the journey behind it. Replying to it, a fan asked the Angel City owner about the wealth of his family and connections.

He replied, “No. My mom was an illegal immigrant, plus my dad was a travel agent. I had a great aunt who was a public school teacher. She Saved her entire life to make sure I could go to a 4-year college without debt. That was privilege, sure, but not wealth/connections.”

Being born to a German immigrant, the investor had to struggle hard for all his entrepreneurial success. While he is aware of the privileges he has had, he stands against people taking jibes at players who worked hard to represent Canada despite not being a native of the country.

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