Maxime Hamou

Maxime Hamou, a French-born Muslim tennis player, has been banned from the French Open for sexually harassing a female television reporter live on the air.

EuroSport TV reporter Maly Thomas was conducting a post-match interview with Hamou, 21, when he repeatedly tried to kiss her and grope her. Thomas resisted his attempts while her male colleagues laughed at her.

At one point, Hamou put Thomas in a head lock when she tried to get away from him.

“If I hadn’t been live, I’d have punched him,” she said later.

Roland-Garros tournament organizers took swift action banning the tennis player from the French Open, which got underway on Sunday, May 21, at Roland-Garros Stadium in Paris, France.

The incident highlighted the controversy surrounding roaming Muslim migrant “rape gangs” who target young girls all over Europe.

900 Syrians were arrested in England and Wales for rape in 2016.

As many as 1 million girls have been raped all over Great Britain as critics blame the British police and media for covering up the crimes.




  • M Tyner

    French-born Muslim tennis player forcing himself on a woman, not a shocker.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He should have been banned, fined, and made to apologize. Not because he is Muslim , because it was rude, obnoxious, and could be considered an assault. It’s not funny but in his culture it is ok and tolerated. I am glad he was penalized!

  • Malcom Flex

    Roids? Some kind of drug nobody can be that stupid.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Okay. He gotta sit the French Open out. It better not go ANY damn further. Said more sanctions still able to rain down on him. Issa Neaux for me (since they French and all). He actually said he personally knows this reporter and video has surfaced of them kidding around on air previously. He has apologized however for this incident since this. This is as far as it needs to go.

    Bc meanwhile ole Whitey McWhitey Sharapova has gotten her ban on doping cut down to 15 months and was deemed eligible to play in this same tourney. When that hoe needed to be banned for if not life, then a helleva lot longer than some damn 15 measly months.

    Tennis needs to get their whole entire racial LIFE together.

  • RespectSelf

    I really be wondering why must we know folks are muslim lol. Like really. The story could have went on without stating his religious beliefs. I was listening to the radio about “extreme Islamic terrorist” lol… Like what does “Islam” have to do with terrorism? Nothing!

  • JV

    Can’t say I recall any other examples..

  • RespectSelf

    So he knows her smh… She acting brand new for media sake smh

  • Please Stop The Madness

    This is based more on race to me personally vs religion. I agree it coulda and shoulda been kept out of the discussion.

  • JV

    ‘The incident highlighted the controversy surrounding roaming Muslim migrant “rape gangs” who target young girls all over Europe.’

    Right before I clicked on the link, I said to myself, “I’m certain this is going to be some kind of hardline, fear-mongering hate group trying play on people’s racist perceptions.” And sure enough, a Breitbart link.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    If the media is gonna tell a story, tell the whole entire story and not bits and pieces. It has been left out of almost all of the media reports. But yes. He knows her. Which makes more sense. They both French. He is a player of sports. She is a reporter of sports. And *GASP* its the FRENCH OPEN.

  • RespectSelf

    But everyone is programmed to throw any and every possible shade towards the religious group of people. A man could throw trash on the ground… if he’s muslim then the headline would be “Muslim man littered…”

  • Scromes1212

    It seemed to get a little aggressive at the end. I couldn’t make out what was being said, but there body language when it first starts out is like he is talking to a old friend.

  • Scromes1212

    Could you imagine if every time a Christian did something, they put Christian in front of there name smh Americans would go crazy lol

  • JV

    It’s doesn’t matter if he knows her or not — a woman could be good friends with a man, but if he all the sudden starts groping her, that’s sexual assault, or if that’s not the technical term it definitely is sexual misconduct. It is what it is.

  • Yoni7

    Muslim migrant “rape gangs” who target young girls all over Europe.’
    _____________________
    Don’t nobody want them puny, scraggly haired bitches.

  • Scromes1212

    I’m not condoning what he did but it does matter if I know you. It also matters if we played like that before.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    It was inappropriate and it was wrong. But my whole thing is he has been punished by ITF by not letting him participate. If it goes any further when folks of other shades of life have done more and gotten a slap on the hand, well that is not right now is it? If he is punished anymore it needs to be by authorities. They are trying to revoke his whole entire accreditation. Ben Roethlisberger still playing football. Mike Tyson was still able to box. ITF needs to step the hell off.

  • RespectSelf

    Right!!! They would be ready to protest lol. “Extreme Christian terrorist kills 10 insurgents”

  • Please Stop The Madness

    “Hamou expressed remorse for the incident, saying he wanted to apologize to Thomas in person. “I want to offer my deepest apologies to Maly Thomas if she felt hurt or shocked by my attitude during her interview,” Hamou told the French newspaper l’Equipe. “I just lived a wonderful week here in Roland Garros living my most beautiful emotions as a tennis player, and I let my overflow of enthusiasm express myself awkwardly towards Maly, who I know and sincerely respect. Nothing of all that is written was my intention.

    “I am at her disposal to apologise to her in person if she so wishes. I learn every day from my mistakes to become a better tennis player and a better person.”

  • JV

    I do I agree with you that people have done a lot worse and gotten off, but in these other instances you mentioned, it’s that the player got out of the charges themselves. This guy was on camera, so there’s really nothing he can do. That said, if she knows him, and if she has a forgiving spirit, then I don’t think it needs to go further.

  • Mbailey

    SANDRA: What do you want us to do about this? Men of all races and nationalities wolf-whistle and try to grab what is not theirs. Now what?

  • Kanyade

    Indeed. As if Muslims/Syrians are the only ones that “target young girls all over Europe”.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yuck.
    If she had kicked him in the nuts, I wouldn’t be mad at her at all.

  • AJ

    1. He was wrong. Actions have consequences.
    2. Sandra Rose keeps trying to legitimize Breitbart “news”, which is laughable.

  • che’lint

    So who should they want?

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    That’s the reporters point he isn’t her friend, and she doesn’t find it funny like his friends. She is trying to be cordial but some male athletes and don’t respect female reporters . I wouldn’t want the job….

  • Branch Davidian

    Joe Namath thinks this is all a misunderstanding

  • klwbaby

    Joe is a drunk??

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    And boys …….

  • Yoni7

    LMAO

  • Yoni7

    Anybody BUT “them”.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Well dude wasn’t stumbling drunk like Joe was when he did it. Broadway needs to hush.

  • MissHarlem

    They actually do know each other. Most aren’t versed in tennis or that world in France but yet will have definitive opinions on this. Idc either way ?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    He sure is. But his taste in coats is impeccable.

  • ShWa

    Was it necessary to mention he is Muslim??

  • Quitedeliteful

    Dudeman must be sexually repressed or something… but he is only 21 so his hormones are raging and he is stuck on stupid. Even if he is familiar with the reporter he shouldn’t have been kissing all over her. He deserved a swift kick in the nuts for this but being banned from this year’s Open is a good enuf lesson…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • imright

    she should have slapped fyye outta him ?????

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MercifulLove

    I’m thinking not

  • Wile E. Coli

    BB doesn’t need Sandra to legitimize it. It’s widely read and, unlike RS, hasn’t had to pay massive penalties for lying.

  • Wile E. Coli

    NO examples of a Muslim forcing himself on a woman? Really?

  • JV

    M Tyner said, “French-born Muslim tennis player” — not just Muslim.

  • Wile E. Coli

    lol.. yeah. The tennis player distinction is so.. so important!

  • Harley

    she said she would have if they were not on air. I would have either way

  • stanley

    Damn he went in for 4 kisses and grabbed her around the neck. He was mighty Thirsty lol.

  • JV

    lol well yeah it is. That’s what they said specifically, so that’s what I responded to! Why a French-born tennis player Muslim? Why not a Scandinavian-born Muslim tennis player?

  • Renee26

    Yes…she needed to link it to Muslim rape gangs

  • Wile E. Coli

    I understand. BTW, JV, I like your even disposition. Great talkin’ with ya.

  • destinya88

    He was tipsy. What he did was wrong and stupid but the fact that you Sandra have to say that he is muslim is just disgusting. And if you did your homeworks you’ll know that he also apologize. ?

  • ouzad D

    Really!! so 1 million girls being raped and your source is a Breitbart ( fake news) story about a girl being raped 14 years ago. You consistently never cease to amaze me Sandra.

  • pure_rachet

    When you need a paycheck, its not easy to do what you want to. No shade, not checking you. I just want you to understand there’s reasons we let them if they control our lives. For instance: My boss now (whom I love) pays my rent, car insurance, buys me food, my cats food and vet bills, even buys my clothes. I can’t lose this. Its my life. so if he (which he would never) disrespected me I can’t throw away my life.

  • pure_rachet

    He had his BF right there. He was proving a point. He’s gay.

  • pure_rachet

    Im black and on Easter, my employer asked if I’m muslim. I don’t know how this ties into the convo.

  • Quitedeliteful

    So that’s why he went so hard…

  • imright

    ??

  • pure_rachet

    Nope, not on camera where it could damage her marriage, kids lives, reputation, and other job opportunities. Sexual assault is never OK.

  • Radouane Madrid

    Wtf is this. He is not even a muslim and he is not even an arabe . He is jew .look up for correct information before posting such bullshit. And why dafuq u link religion with his act.

  • YellowSauce

    no matter “what ” or “who” he is … this is disgusting and these days apologies mean nothing because they are generally blackmail to make celebrities act like or portray decent people … the truth is that he is a disgusting man with no self control … I ride the train with these disgusting individuals daily … they act like they have never seen women before and don’t have mothers and sisters and female relatives or friends … they are the type of men to get married have mistresses and pay prostitutes and idiots worship them because they know how to kick dribble or hit balls in some sort of way … its BS he is DISGUSTING and his momma never taught him that ….SMH

  • Malcom Flex

    Stop making excuses for a grown man. Tipsy or not everybody knows to keep their hands in their mouth to themselves.

  • PynkCloudz

    Europe is gone! The amount of sexual assaults in Sweden has sky rocketed since the mass invasion.

  • spikefivefivefive .

    Because rape is an accepted act in some cultures and religions.

  • M Tyner

    If you can’t recall any other examples of Muslims forcing themselves on women then you don’t read much news.