For greedy golfers, cash over human rights in Saudi league

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Al-Araby

The former world number one golfer Greg Norman recently brushed away human rights concerns about Saudi money financing the sport’s breakaway league by saying about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi: “Everybody makes mistakes”. It was a remark that betrayed the kind of ignorance that we’ve come to associate with sports stars seeking to justify their morally questionable decisions. We do all make mistakes, of course. Another Saudi cheerleader, the golfer Phil Mickelson, made one when he described the Riyadh authorities as ‘“scary mother*******”. The sentiment was correct, of course, but his error wa…

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