Do You Have a Flag, Shahar Peer?
Posted by gauloises1 on November 2, 2009
After the kerfuffle surrounding the denial of a visa to Israel’s Shahar Peer to compete in Dubai at the beginning of the year, the WTA must have heaved a sigh of relief when she was granted a visa for Bali, despite the lack of diplomatic ties between Israel and Indonesia.
However, the Israeli flag will apparently not be displayed during the tournament as is customary; the Indonesian foreign ministry has released a statement saying that no ‘Israeli objects’ will be displayed if they have anything to do with it.
Poor Shahar. She did so well, winning Guanghzou and Tashkent to qualify. Still, it gives me an excuse to post this video from one of my favourite comedians during his glory days …