Last year, a woman went viral at the 2021 US Open Tennis Tournament for her beer-chugging capabilities, and it appears she’s at it again this year.
At the 2021 edition of the esteemed tennis tournament last year, a television camera panned to a girl in the crowd who immediately began chugging her beer as soon as she realized she was on camera – much to the delight of the crowd and social media.
— Dynamics • £ (@theDYNAMICS) September 4, 2021
The next day, however, she proved it wasn’t just a one-off event. When the cameras found her in the crowd once again, she once again reached for her beer and chugged the entire thing on camera as the crowd cheered her on.
At this point, she’s become well known for her beer-chugging abilities, so when the camera found her again in the crowd as a spectator at this year’s US Open, she was prepared and knew exactly what to do – chug a beer.
It seems this is becoming tradition at this point 🍻 pic.twitter.com/vTO1hUJVNS
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2022
The video has since gone viral, with plenty of people reacting to the girl’s antics on Twitter.
I’ve seen worse ways to enjoy getting attention. https://t.co/FTkIsx2obp
— Lenny Dykstra (@LennyDykstra) September 4, 2022
I woke up ready to make fun of F1 fans then I read the comments on this. Can only assume tennis fans call the cops when people bbqing in the park. https://t.co/2ZNHcuDx5g
— Dary.Pujols700Watch.Starting9Hater (@DaryRezvani) September 4, 2022
The comments 😂 https://t.co/oEng9hS4zL
— Dave Ross (@drosssports) September 4, 2022
— Ben Becker (@BenBeckerANjax) September 5, 2022
But some tennis fans were not quite as enthused or impressed by the girl’s chugging ability.
Totally agree. It's like @usopen is trying to sell their sport as "where pretty girls get drunk" instead of the merits of the game and its players. Is this pandering to the demographic who isn't into Serena 24/7 coverage? (Serena is the GOAT, BTW.)
— Muffinzelda (@Muffinzelda) September 5, 2022
Why are we “proud” or impressed by someone chugging a warm beer in a plastic cup? This is called binge drinking and it occurs on almost every college campus. It’s not healthy, it’s not impressive, and it’s certainly not role model material for young sports enthusiasts. 👎
— Wendi A. Irlbeck MS, RDN, LD, CISSN ✨ (@Wendi_Irlbeck) September 5, 2022
Are you promoting binge drinking?
— Nita Roha (@NitaRoha) September 4, 2022
For better or for worse, it looks like we have ourselves a new tradition.