American Pharoah fans irate over SI Sportsperson of the Year snub

American Pharoah fans are upset.

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The voting for Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year online proved to be a one-horse race, literally and figuratively.

American Pharoah ran away with the voting. However, Sports Illustrated throughout said it reserved the right to choose its Sportsperson of the Year no matter how the public vote went.

And on Monday, SI announced the Serena Williams was its award-winner for 2015.

That didn’t sit well with the horse set.

American Pharoah, after all, not only won the Triple Crown, but also completed a never-before-done Throroughbred "grand slam" by capturing the Breeders’ Cup Classic in splendid fashion.

Serena, however, came up short in her bid to capture the tennis grand slam, losing in a US Open semifinal.

And the result set off social media. Check it out:

 

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