The third biggest sporting event this week ( after the Champions League and that other event ) is the WTA/ATP tournament at Indian Wells, California. My research uncovers the fact that in the year 2000, the City of Indian Wells had a population in 3,816. City? There are more people on the industrial estate down the road from me.
Of this huge population, 96.33% were white, and only 0.39% were black (er, that's 15). This may possibly have some bearing on the treatment the Williams sisters received a number of years ago from the crowd at the tournament.
Good on 'em, they subsequently told the organisers to shove it, and haven't been back since. I suppose it's easier to do this with $50 million or so in your back pocket.
It occurs to me that we'd be in trouble if Robbie Savage or Christiano Ronaldo took the same view.