Wimbledon Ranking Ban: The Right Move

The move by the tennis authorities to cut Wimbledon from the ranking points system in retaliation for the ban on Russian players is right.

I absolutely disagreeĀ  with the current fever for banning individuals from sport, or anything else, just because they are Russian. Individuals are not their government and to ban or punish people just because of their nationality, or race, is a monstrous step back into the darkest past. We all know, and do not need to be reminded of, the genocide which has been the ultimate outcome of such a concept.

Like minded nations can take whatever action they agree upon when confronting an adversary. But it betrays the very values the West is supposed to protect, to sanction people unconnected to politics or the military, just because of the colour of their skin or the flag of their passport.

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