Online echo: Mixed reactions to Boris Becker's TV interview: Some mock him - others praise him

It has been less than a week since Boris Becker was released from custody in Great Britain.

Online echo: Mixed reactions to Boris Becker's TV interview: Some mock him - others praise him

It has been less than a week since Boris Becker was released from custody in Great Britain. The former tennis pro was sentenced in April to two and a half years in prison for delaying bankruptcy. After 231 days, Boris Becker is now free again and traveled directly to Germany. In an emotional TV interview on Sat.1, he spoke about his time in prison and how it changed him. (Read more about this here).

But the reactions on the net are very different. While Becker's Instagram profile is very friendly, some viewers on Twitter are critical or even mock the former tennis pro.

For example, a user writes: "I can't keep up with this Boris Becker hype. For me, he is an arrogant scammer who blames others for his missteps. Zero self-reflection! A classic crook, but without backbone – and self-pitying [...] ."

Even with another user, the sympathy is limited. He writes: "It was only seven months and not ten years. Apart from that he wouldn't have cheated if he hadn't broken in. It's that simple."

Not every user takes Boris Becker's tears away, some people on Twitter suspect that they flowed for money or they are considered an acting performance. A user thinks: "Boris Becker is just as stupid as before jail – only slimmer and he is now a philosopher."

What outraged some viewers was Becker's war comparison: "Now he's also comparing prison to war. How much do you want to humiliate other people?" Asks a user. Another user certifies Becker a "100 percent loss of reality".

But the negative and sometimes malicious comments are only one side of the coin. A user finds it shabby that some people would trample on Boris Becker. A user even writes on Twitter: "Sounds strange, but prison did visibly and audibly well to Boris Becker." Another writes: "I found Boris Becker to be a world-class player and I like him. He has served his sentence and that should be good for all of us."

Many people also commented positively on Becker's Instagram profile about his TV interview yesterday. A user thanks for the open interview and says that Boris Becker looks very healthy and years younger. Another of his followers writes to Becker: "Refined and a better person you come out of jail – visually, mentally and verbally!" She continues to write that Boris Becker spoke very well and that he showed a lot of depth and emotionality – he seemed very "real".

Sources: Instagram Boris Becker, Twitter

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