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The Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has reproached on Tuesday the American John Isner for not having condemned the death of the African-American citizen George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis and has spoken of the looting that has occurred during the protests that have taken place in United States.

On Monday, Isner, number 21 in the ATP ranking, regretted the fires suffered by the church of San Juan, near the White House . "St John's Church is a 205-year-old historical monument and a place of healing. This is absolutely pathetic. Stop these anarchist losers," he wrote on Twitter.

Osaka, already this Tuesday, responded to Isner's message. "When you tweet about looting before you tweet about the death of an unarmed black man ...", he wrote on the same social network, a message that was accompanied by clown emoticons .

"I see people who were a ghost on Twitter for a week when events started to unfold, but as soon as the looting has started it will surely give us hourly updates on how they feel once again," added world number 10 and winner of two 'Grand Slam' titles.

George Floyd's death last week after spending nearly nine minutes with his neck pinned to the knee by Police Officer Derek Chauvin has sparked protests, riots and looting in the most populous city in the state of Minnesota, now under a state of emergency.

Over the past few days, protests and riots have been reported in some thirty cities across the country, resulting in two deaths - a 19-year-old man in Detroit and a federal agent in Oakland, where a gunshot wounded a his partner- and hundreds of detainees.

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