Two weeks ago Boris Becker’s handcuffs clicked. Since then, the former tennis world number 1 has been behind bars in the Wandsworth prison. The 54-year-old has not yet gotten used to the conditions there. Although he benefits from special treatment such as having his cell door open during the day or more phone calls than usual, he seems to be constantly bitching. And gets on the nerves of his fellow prisoners.
Not only do they feel the affections of the ex-tennis star, the prison guards also have to endure a lot. For example, regular alarms from Becker’s cell. As the “Bild” reports, Becker is said to have pressed his emergency call button several times over the weekend. Why is he doing this? He just wants to get the cell door opened. Because with the wish that this should not be closed, he falls on deaf ears with some guards.
Becker reportedly suffers from claustrophobia. Not all guards seem interested. Some people don’t care whether they suffer from the fear of narrow and closed spaces or not. Instead, they put the prominent prisoners in their place.
No longer alone in the cell
“After Becker kept pressing his head without a real emergency, he was warned that the counter was not the hotel room service,” says a prison employee to “Bild”.
But is Becker’s alleged claustrophobia really behind the emergency calls? His behavior could also have another reason. The six-time Grand Slam champion hasn’t been living alone in the 6.5 square meter cell for a few days. He got a roommate. And he couldn’t avoid this for a minute at the weekend. Because it rained in London and if the weather is bad, the yard walk is cancelled.
Even if a lot of things are not going the way Becker would like, there was still encouragement for him. According to “Bild”, he received the sweets he ordered from the prison kiosk. Food for the nerves that he can certainly use. (bir)
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