It's quite clear what the snooker public think and most of the top players have come out in favour of Hearn, however the thought that some are refusing to even hear what the man has to say is very frustrating and needs to be addressed.
This subject must not be allowed to die! Any effective smearing by those out to oust Hearn will harm snooker more than anyone can imagine. A no vote to the proposals will signal the end of snooker as we know it and the downward slide in terms of sponsorship and tv tournaments will start to take effect. And does anyone seriously think a new board with Ebdon and Hill at the helm will be good for the future?
So your job readers if you choose to do it is to keep this story alive, and look out for the poisoning campaign and if you can, infiltrate it and expose it for what it is. And if you have any information about what is being said to the players to dissuade them from voting for Hearn then let everyone know by posting the information here and on other forums. The same goes for knowledge of any players who are refusing to read the proposals. They need to be named and shamed into action.
Some snooker players try to stay out of politics because they "just want to play" but their long term livelihoods are at stake here and the heads need to be pulled out of the sand before it's too late. Being good at snooker doesn't entitle you to a lifetime of avoiding important decisions, and the most important decision many will have to take is just a month away, and I get the feeling some don't realise the significance of their role safeguarding the future of snooker.
If players read the proposals and still want to vote no that's up to them, but going into a vote blind is what must be avoided, and not voting due to apathy is the worst crime of the lot.
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