(WTXF) - Monday morning, Sports Illustrated announced that Serena Williams is the publication’s sportsperson of the year.
Despite losing the fan vote to American Pharoah, Williams still took home the title – and got the cover.
Fans of American Pharoah took to Twitter to express their displeasure at the result.
Very disappointed to see Sport's Illustrated editors ignored the fans vote, and chose Serena Williams over American Pharoah - Article coming— Brian Zipse (@Zipseatthetrack) December 14, 2015
@Zipseatthetrack HAHAHHA. THEY CHOSE 'SERENA- AKA JACK- WILLIAMS: BECAUSE SHE IS BLACK. ONLY REASON. NONE OTHER. AMERICAN PHAROAH WINNER.— holly ammon (@hollyammon) December 14, 2015