Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios has been sent to the naughty corner at his former high school Radford College in Canberra.
A photograph of the world No.30, which sat alongside Socceroos and Celtic young star Tom Rogic, Hockeyroos defender Anna Flanagan and NSW cricketer Ryan Carters, has been taken down from the Hall of Fame and is now lying in the director of sport’s office.
“He’s had a temporary departure from the hall (of fame), he’s actually on detention in the director of sport’s office at the moment and we’re keeping him there until his behaviour improves – which we’re very confident that will happen given that he was a Radford student,” Radford principal Fiona Godfrey told Fairfax Media.
“I was speaking to the director of sport who said he can remember him vividly. He was a lovely bloke at school and he also vividly remembers him playing a large tennis competition involving staff and funnily enough he won it.
“He only has to string together a few good tournaments and we’ll be happy to put him back up there.
“All good sportspeople are an influence and particularly being from Canberra the kids all follow him quite closely and we want them to have good role models,” she said.
Kyrgios is serving a six-month suspended sentence for sledging French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and will be banned for four weeks should he accrue fines totalling $US5000 before February 24.