"Hossein Vafaei IBSF World Champion 2011 from Iran is still having problems to get a visa for England . His reply for a visa to be able to play snooker on the Main Tour has been denied already 4 times by the authorities
Hossein Vafaei has been granted a spot on the Main Tour but is not allowed to play because he do not get the visa.
Knowing very well the situation in England where the Immigration is very powerful this is a real shame . A young sportsman who is qualified for the Main Tour and who only wants to play at the highest level and who will cost NOTHING to the tax payers is being refused ?
You can admit every country has his own laws even strict ones but in the case of the UK this is really hilarious such a decision for several reasons .
First The UK has not a clue how many people exactly live on their island they cannot say it on a few millions correct. They see coastal cities growing rapidly and then they are wondering how it is possible and why so many not speak English. The answer a freight line between UK and Europe .
Yes hilarious because every day hundreds illegals enter the country
Their immigration and asylum laws providing free housing ,free medical treatment ,monthly social security payment etc cost the tax payer yearly a huge sum but a sportsman who will cost no money to the tax payers and just want to play snooker oh no that is not possible to give him a visa .
And Vafaei is not the first snookerplayer missing tournaments because of visa .
There are only 128 players on the Main Tour and most of them are European nationals . Is it so difficult for the British embassies to provide visas for the few snooker players who need visa and are qualified for the Main Tour . This can be very easy checked with World snooker .
Can you imagine that Argentinia has to play in England and Messi has to stay home because they do not give him a visa ?
How can you talk about a WORLD championship when you deny and obstruct players from other countries to participate and qualify Theoretically Vafae could have qualified for the Crucible if they gave him visa and allowed him to play and purely theoretically he also could have won the World Championship
Maybe another argument to move the World Championships in future to another country who has more logical sense in this matter ."
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