Nick Kyrgios is a tennis player. As a young sportsman, and an Australian, he more often than not given a pass by the wider public and the media despite his juvenile, ill-tampered manner and unprofessional conduct on the court.
For example, in 2015, at the Rogers Cup, Kyrgios directed a sledge at his opponent, Stan Wawrinka, during a court change, saying “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend, sorry to tell you that mate.” The sledge was in reference to Wawrinka’s current partner who had previously dated Thanasi Kokkinakis, a fellow Australian tennis player.
Also in 2015, at Wimbledon, Kyrgios was booed by the crowd for apparent lack of effort, particularly when he made no attempt to return a serve in the second set.
At Wimbledon in 2016, Kyrgios continued to be a brat. In one match when he was called out for bad behaviour by a line judge he remonstrated (sooked) with the chair umpire, saying “What did he just say to you? Does it feel good to be up there in that chair? Does it make you feel strong?”
At the Cincinnati Masters later that year, Kyrgios sooked about losing the first set against Croatian Borna Coric and went about smashing three racquets during a court changeover.
Most tennis players are sooks. Most of the them are probably arsehairs. But Nick Kyrgios is definitely an Insignificant Arsehair.