This morning, Sports Illustrated announced that Serena Williams is the magazine’s sportsperson of the year. Williams took home the title despite losing to racehorse American Pharoah in the fan vote, and people who like horses are very mad about this.
One guy even wrote an angry article about it:
Or perhaps, the decision to ignore the fans had nothing to do with sports at all. Perhaps the editors of Sports Illustrated had made their final choice of the award winner long before the site put it up for the fans to vote. Maybe supporters of American Pharoah made the decision rather difficult for them by running away with the fan voting. But then again maybe not.
Sports Illustrated, your agenda is showing.
The good news is that American Pharoah will never be as upset about losing this award as these people are on his behalf. That’s because he’s just a horse.