Your grass is mine, says Les Djokovic — er, that’s Novak Djokovic, the new champion at Wimbledon.
He has stirred some controversy in the staid arena of Centre Court by taking a bite of tennis’ sacred sod, celebrating his win over Rafael Nadal.
“It’s not the strangest I’ve seen, but it’s certainly a first,” three-time winner Boris Becker told CNN. “I’ve seen people kiss the ground, I’ve seen people roll on the ground and I’ve seen people stomp on the ground with their feet, but I’ve never seen anyone do that.”
Les Miles, the grass-eating football coach at LSU, took note. “Hope he enjoyed it,” Miles said. “Nothing beats Tiger Stadium grass, though.”
Spoken as a Tiger purist. But as the tabloid Sun said in London, a “Chompion” can come in many sports.