|"Cheaters Never Prosper" by Takashi Murakami|
By Nicola Hebden http://www.independent.co.uk/news
A statue that is due to be showcased at Wimbledon in 2011, is causing an uproar at its unveiling at the O2 in London this past week. The statue of Rafael Nadal, who defeated Roger Federer at SW19 once again this year, is a modern take of a 16th century work by Benvenuto Cellini depicting Perseus holding the head of Medusa. The statue is reportedly "a Monument and tribute to a clean player defeating a notorious doper in recent years after first dealing with adversity and close defeats during his first few years at Wimbledon", according to Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. The sculpture is sardonically entitled "Cheaters Never Prosper".
Nadal won three Grand Slams this year, including Wimbledon for the 2nd straight time he has played it. Although he skipped Wimbledon in 2009 due to a major injury, he also defeated Federer at SW19 in 2008; completely outclassing a doped up Roger Federer intent on winning on the sacred Tennis grass by any means necessary. The tournament that Federer once claimed as "my tournament" is now dominated by Rafael Nadal. Good has finally defeated evil.
However, outraged Fedtards are due to demonstrate outside the O2 arena tonight blindly defending Roger Federer, the most juiced up doper to ever play at Wimbledon; and this year's astonishing success out of nowhere at the World Tour Finals in London proves the 29 year old star is still doping more than ever for the Year End Championships (YEC). Once again, it is up to Rafael Nadal to save the sport and defeat Federer in the Finals, probably in a much anticipated match on Sunday.
Nadal has cleaned up the sport and has taken out the controversial "juicer and doper" Federer on the big stage time and again, but Fedtard advocate Jenny stated: "Nadal has never looked match sharp! He has never been a skilled player. His yesterday's win is typical of how he wins almost every tournament, every slam! Always struggles but gets through despite his loopy BH and FHs. It was Djoko's job to hit pass him."
"For the second time in two years, the management of the O2 has caused uproar by displaying garish modern art – this time by the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami – in the ornate halls and gardens of the O2." A petition appealing to Chris Kermode, the director of the O2, has been made not to "shatter the image of Roger Federer in Tennis", and has almost 2,000 signatures.
However, a counter movement in support of the statue currently has 50,000 signatures. "The fans are tired of doping cheats like Fed who stick around for decades disgracing the support", Kermode matter of factly stated. "Rafael Nadal is a Champion to the people who are crying out for a clean sport and who have been crying out for this over the hill doper from Switzerland to be out of the game as soon as possible."