Iranu wrote:Surprised to see Wilson displaying such a mercenary, amoral attitude.
What's not suitable for you is maybe ok for other people.
Some people could think EU countries or China doesn't match their moral values.
This ain't mathematics... everyone has his own opinion.
Wilson is a snooker player, with a family to feed. Just because you don't like a country means you will miss the opportunity to win life changing money?
PS: And if you think Saudi Arabia is a bad country, according to EU standarts, do you really think a boycott will help them change their politics ? LOL. Quite the contrary.
Except some things are empirically morally wrong, e.g. the human rights violations of Saudi Arabia. The same could well go for China as you say.
Kyren is earning more than enough to forgo this event. Even if he does think what you say, I’d respect him a lot more if he came out and said, “I disagree with a lot of what they do but I have to put my family first,” rather than just saying he’s not getting involved in it. And by the way that’s the exact attitude that SA is taking advantage of - throwing money at sport to convince top stars to essentially endorse their country and distract from their political and social atrocities.
There’s a huge difference between thinking women shouldn’t wear short clothes and thinking women should be thrown in detention centres for speaking to a man other than their husband, for example.
And yes, I believe a worldwide boycott of Saudi Arabia in the sporting community might at least influence the country to change some things.