The WTA, holding the next championship in Dubai, fined the organizers 300000$ for not including Israeli Player Shachar Peer and compensated Peer. To Muffti’s mind, the people who should be paying the 300000$ are the government of Dubai – they are the ones who denied her a visa in the first place.
But the real story in Andy Roddick who is holding a small personal boycott of the WTA championship over Peer’s exclusion:
I really didn’t agree with what went on over there. I don’t know if it’s the best thing to mix politics and sports, and that was probably a big part of it…
In other news, Tennis watching is still boring as hell, so Muffti will be glad to boycott watching and following the WTA in Dubai (even if they put it on TV!).
Source: Boston Herald