US LIV Golf rebels accused of betraying their country — RT Sport News

Group of families of 9/11 victims outraged by golfers’ decision to join dissident golf league

American golfers who have chosen to participate in the LIV Golf Invitational Series have been accused of betraying their country.

The breakaway organization is backed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who controls the Public Investment Fund that recently took over Premier League football team Newcastle United.

According to the president of a group for the families of the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the members are “outraged” by American golfers such as Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau who left the PGA Tour and wrote them a letter explaining how they feel.

“Please rethink your membership in this Saudi company,” demanded Terry Strada, who is the widow of a victim of the September 11 attacks, while urging players to reconsider “so you can support us” and send a message to the Kingdom that “You can’t buy respect, you have to earn it.”

Strada said his community wanted to express their outrage at the players and remind them of the responsibility their “new business partner”Saudi Arabia, “the shoulders for providing the financial and logistical support that enabled terrorists to attack our nation and kill our loved ones”.

“Much to our disappointment, you seem happy to be doing business with them. Considering Saudi Arabia’s role in the deaths of our loved ones and those injured in 9/11 your fellow americans we are angry that you are so willing to help the Saudis cover up this story in their demand for “respectability”. ” we said it too.

Strada’s group has sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for alleged complicity in the September 11 attacks, which it denies, and believes the memory of their loved ones is insulted.

The letter criticized a “pathetic stance” that one of the golfers’ foreign colleagues had while claiming that they “just golfers playing a game”as well as golfers “Uncompromisingly treating the ills of the Saudi regime as ‘human rights’ concerns”.

“You are all Americans, fully aware of the death and destruction of 9/11,” players have been recalled.

“Whether it’s the call for millions of dollars in hard cash or just the opportunity to pursue your professional grievances with the PGA, you’ve sold us.”

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Not done there, Strada and his group demanded that golfers not be allowed to represent the United States in the Ryder Cup usually played against Europe for their “betrayal of American interests by joining the Saudi ‘sportswash'”.

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Also this weekend, Hatice Cengiz, who was the fiancee of the Washington Post journalist who was allegedly murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on the orders of the crown prince, demanded that the rebels be banned from major golf tournaments.

“It will show that there are consequences to supporting murderers, and it will show the murderers that they are not escaping justice,” he added. Cengiz told USA Today.

LIV Golf’s inaugural event at the Centurion Club in London was won by South African Charl Schwartzel, who took home $4 million in prize money.

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