No; we're not talking about any of the Labour Party's Davids; Shearer, Parker and Cunliffe. Rather we're being critical of the conduct of Argentinian tennis player David Nalbandian overnight at the Queen's Club tournament in West London; check this out:
The Guardian backgrounds the incident:
After struggling all week with rain and high winds, the final of the traditional warm-up tournament for Wimbledon at Queen's club in west London ended with a violent outburst by a player that saw the trophy handed to his opponent and left an official nursing a bloody leg.Having won the first set against Marin Cilic of Croatia, Argentina's David Nalbandian had just dropped serve to trail 4-3 in the second when he kicked an advertising hoarding and watched in horror as his foot and the plywood followed through to connect with the linesman, Andrew McDougall. As blood ran down the linesman's leg, Nalbandian was immediately defaulted, handing the title in the Aegon Championships to Cilic.The supervisor, Tom Barnes, explained that Nalbandian, 30, was defaulted for unsportsmanlike conduct. "Once I saw the injury, it was not a judgment call," Barnes said. "I didn't have any other option."The incident cost Nalbandian his runner-up prize money of £36,144 and his 150 ranking points, and he could yet be fined up to an additional $10,000 (£6,363), though he is unlikely to receive any further punishment and will be free to play at Wimbledon, starting a week today.Sections of the crowd who had not seen the incident chanted "play on, play on" and jeered as tournament organisers made half-hearted attempts to explain what had happened. Nalbandian tried to argue his case with Barnes to continue the match but to no avail.Barnes, who has been a Tour supervisor since 1990, said he had seen similar incidents in the past but none quite so obvious. "I think the other times it's been less bloody," he said.McDougall was seen by the St John Ambulance team and a doctor who had been in the crowd but did not need any more treatment, tournament officials said.Nalbandian said he had not meant to injure him. "When I hit the fence, I didn't want to do it as bad as it was," he said. "But that's the way it is. Sometimes you cannot control that few seconds and I made a mistake."
Latin temperament is one thing. But Nalbandian's actions here, although obviously a spur-of-the-moment thing were unacceptable. When Wimbeldon starts next week, we're sure that he will be more careful about what he lashes out at!