Mike Lorenzo Vera called for a boycott of the LIV Golf Invitational

Mike Lorenzo Vera spoke at length on the site independent, at the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series from June 9-11 at the Centurion Club, near London. The Frenchman, who does not utter his words, calls on golf fans to boycott the Saudi-backed league.

we know that, Mike Lorenzo Vera He is a complete boy who never hesitates to speak his mind, especially when it comes to this celebrity LIV Golf Invitational Directed by Greg Norman And with the support of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This university through LIV Golf Invitational Seriesin a few weeks in Centurion Club, near London. As a reminder, the eight tournaments in the program in 2022 will offer a prize pool of $25 million.

Last February, the Basque, a member of DP World Tourin possession of a Class 16b after completing the top 121 of Race 2021announced that he will not accept any final invitation to one of these tournaments after watching a documentary about BBC Dealing with the war in Yemen. The conflict where Saudi Arabia is directly involved.

Discussion topic in Player’s Lounge

Three months later, and now that the Saudi League is about to see the light of day “in sporty form”, Mike Lorenzo Vera has urged his teammates to boycott the first meeting in England scheduled for June 9-11.

Whenever you find yourself in the player lounge of a tournament, the topic of discussion is always about thatexplains French on the Irish website independent. I would even like to play for such a sum of money, for my family, for my passion, but there comes a time when you have to be straight and act like a human being. I know there are players who are uncomfortable with this, but I feel like they’re keeping quiet, just in case a slice of the pie comes their way one day. Some players will speak but fans should boycott too (This league). Do not go ! »

Weird taste in the mouth…

Many big players have already expressed interest in playing this first event in the suburbs of London, like the English Lee Westwood And Richard BlandSpanish Sergio Garcia or South Africa Louis Oosthuizen. Phil Mickelsonwho has just announced his “loss” of the PGA Championship of which he is the defending champion, there must also be…

I’m a big fan of these playersMike Lorenzo Vera admits again, But I find it difficult to understand. I might be stupid, but just for the money would you spit on the PGA Tour? (Who refused to release players to play this tournament in England). »

He himself, who does not claim to be virtuous or politically correct, has twice objected to Saudi Internationalthen on the DP World Tour calendar and now onAsian tour Since this year. admits that he felt Upset “During the tournament and that the experience was.” Leave a strange taste ” In the mouth.

You can’t be perfect, but you can try to be a little better. Players are afraid to say that…

I’m just an athletic person, I left school early, I didn’t hear much about the news when I was younger, so I often talk here about feelings and how I feelhe adds. Some places are not suitable for me to play golf, and this is Saudi (international) He is definitely one of them. But don’t get me wrong, we go places on the European circuit we shouldn’t. But this does not mean that we should also allow Saudi Arabia … »

The younger I was, I would have made the mistake of doing that for sureconcludes the now 37-year-old golfer. You can’t be perfect, but you can try to be a little better. Players are afraid to say it… Be respectful of people, but if you’re against something, say so. Simply ! »

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