Monday, November 4, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Cover: Tunisian Boycott Blowback

Watch out, BDSMers. Sometimes, hopefully more often, your hateful tactics might have negative consequences on you:
Tunisia was suspended from the Davis Cup for a year on Saturday for preventing one of its tennis players from competing against an Israeli last month.
The International Tennis Federation ruled unanimously that the Tunisian Tennis Federation (TTF) was in breach of the ITF’s constitution.Last month, the Tunisian federation ordered the country’s top player to withdraw from a match against an Israeli at a tournament in Uzbekistan.Malek Jaziri, 29, had been scheduled to play Israel’s Amir Weintraub in the quarterfinals of an ATP Challenger tournament in Tashkent. Jaziri withdrew before the match, citing a knee injury, and Weintraub advanced to the semifinals of the lower-tier event.The ITF said that it “not satisfied with the case put forward by the Tunisian Tennis Federation.”“There is no room for prejudice of any kind in sport or in society,” said ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, quoted by AFP.
The International Tennis Federation ruled unanimously that the Tunisian Tennis Federation (TTF) was in breach of the ITF’s constitution.Last month, the Tunisian federation ordered the country’s top player to withdraw from a match against an Israeli at a tournament in Uzbekistan.Malek Jaziri, 29, had been scheduled to play Israel’s Amir Weintraub in the quarterfinals of an ATP Challenger tournament in Tashkent. Jaziri withdrew before the match, citing a knee injury, and Weintraub advanced to the semifinals of the lower-tier event.The ITF said that it “not satisfied with the case put forward by the Tunisian Tennis Federation.”“There is no room for prejudice of any kind in sport or in society,” said ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, quoted by AFP.

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