05:57 GMT02 March 2021
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    While the social media audience largely seemed to approve of Ohanian’s apparent barb at Sharapova, others saw his move as inappropriate.

    The recent tennis clash between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at the US Open took on a slightly different hue after observant social media users turned their attention to the conduct of Williams’ husband, American investor and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

    As Ohanian supported his wife from the stands wearing an outfit which included a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan D.A.R.E. – apparently a reference to the US Drug Abuse Resistance Education programme – a number of social media users started speculating that this choice of apparel was in fact a thinly-veiled barb aimed at Sharapova’s two-year ban for doping offences.

    A large number of netizens seemed to appreciate Ohanian’s "shade".

    But some criticised Ohanian's actions, saying that he shouldn’t support his spouse in such a way.


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