For the past week, sports fans on social media have been arguing about who is the greatest athlete of all-time and Serena Williams has been at the forefront of the debate.
Serena fans were adamant that she’s the GOAT over Tom Brady due to her career accomplishments which include 23 grand slams and four Olympic gold medals.
I’m sorry and some of yall still question why Serena is the better athlete? pic.twitter.com/GRnafXaoNC
— ⓡ⁴ (@channelknowles) February 8, 2021
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that ESPN was paying attention to the debate. On Tuesday, the Worldwide Leader in Sports faced intense backlash after their SportsCenter social media accounts left out Williams and other female athletes from their GOAT athlete graphic.
— Zack, #Progressive (@Zackpierce_) February 17, 2021
How y'all gonna include actual goats and not include women????
Y'all really don't care do you??? https://t.co/kc8ER9spRg
— 𝐊𝐢𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫 | 𝐁𝐋𝐌 ✊🏾 (@KiairaTalia) February 17, 2021
— Mark S (@thisisSparkyS) February 16, 2021
ESPN deleted the post and reuploaded it with a picture of Serena standing in the back row and people still weren’t happy.
— Tal (@giantcu92) February 17, 2021
Serena should be in the front with Jordan and Brady and Woods. Shame on you, @sportscenter.
— ☃️ Freezing Ginger ❄️ (@mchastain81) February 17, 2021
Bring Serena Williams to the front!!!!! pic.twitter.com/fwAleS6VsO
— SoSoLucky (@sosoluckyforU) February 17, 2021
Why is Serena all the way back there? She has more titles than your front two combined
— Jen N (@jnieblasc9) February 17, 2021
It is wild that the actual goats are more visible than Serena.
— Angela Lieu (@lieuzer) February 17, 2021
Eventually, ESPN/SportsCenter deleted the second tweet as well and decided to sit this one out altogether.