Wimbledon fan wears skirt after heckling legend

Tennis fan Chris Quinn in action.

NEXT time you attend a sporting event, be careful
what you yell out, or you could find yourself being put to
the test in the thick of the action.

That’s exactly what happened to Irish fan Chris Quinn at

The heckler was heard instructing former world No. 1 Kim
Clijsters where to place her serve during the women’s
invitational match involving Clijsters and partner Rennae
Stubbs against Conchita Martinez and Andrea Jaeger.

Clijsters and her Australian doubles partner were leading by a
set and locked at 4-4 in the second. The Belgian was in
discussion with Stubbs on whether her next serve should be
placed “wide or down the middle”, when Quinn shouted from the
stands for Clijsters to send her next serve “to the body”.

Following the coaching from the stands, Clijsters beckoned the
Irishman on court and gave him the opportunity to back up his
words, by facing the Belgian.

But to add to the impromptu fun, Clijsters ensured that Quinn
was not in violation of Wimbledon’s strict all white clothing
rule, fetching a spair skirt from her tennis bag, that was
clearly too small for the portly fan.

“This isn’t going to work,” the commentator said. “They’re not
going to get over the knees.

Oh, my goodness!, I really hope we don’t get a camera shot from

Irish fan Chris Quinn poses with the on-court stars.

Irish fan Chris Quinn poses
with the on-court stars.

Quinn somehow managed to get the skirt around his waist, much
to the delight of the Wimbledon crowd, and Clijsters, who fell
to the grass court in a fit of laughter.

Surprisingly Quinn did managed to return the first serve of the
Belgian legend, however didn’t have as much luck of his next
two efforts.

“That’s a man, in a skirt, trying to return Kim Clijsters serve
— it’s 2017 people,” the commentator said. “They’ve completely
forgotten there is a tennis match going here.”

Clijsters and Stubbs went on to beat Jaeger and Martinez 6-2,
7-5, despite the interruption from Quinn.

Quinn later thanked Clijsters, on Twitter and is clearly
enjoying his moment in the sun alongside some tennis greats.

‘Will teach me to open my mouth again. They were awesome. And I
got to play in Wimbledon. One off the bucket list,” Quinn

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