That sentence without reference to the rights or wrongs? I could equally write "I imagine he just wants to demonstrate that any opposition to FIDE, however reasonable and well founded, will be met with cynical and unfair discrimination".NickFaulks wrote:As to what Yacizi is seeking to achieve, I imagine he just wants to demonstrate that malicious behaviour, even when financially underwritten by a rich sponsor, does not come without consequences.
I imagine we will find out shortly if Mr Yacizi has judged the politics correctly, and whether he has to back down. From an ECF point of view, failure to disclose the CAS action means the board do not have the completely clear mandate that they would probably have been able to obtain from Council. On the other hand, there is some truth in the words Sean spoke in jest. Given the ECFs financial position, a boycott is maybe not such an unthinkable action as Mr Yacizi might have judged.