Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was forced to apologize for comments she made on social media saying that natural born men who ‘proclaim themselves female’ should not be allowed to compete against women.  

Navratilova’s remarks came in response to a question from a Twitter follower who asked her about transgender women in sport.

“Clearly that can’t be right. You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women,” the nine-time Wimbledon champion wrote. “There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.”

The tennis legend triggered an uproar on social media with transgender community branding her comments as “bullying” and “discriminatory.”  

She deleted her post, and then apologized for making the comments. 

 Some defended her, but were not happy to see her cave on her opinion.

These hot button topics will always start an online war. 

You’re always better to not weigh in, rather than weigh in, then delete, then apologize.