Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players of all time, has openly criticized Novak Djokovic‘s decision to stand up for Russian tennis players in the face of Wimbledon’s ban on Russian participants.
“Social obtuseness” and “misplaced” comments were made by the Russian chess master with Croatian citizenship about the recent London slam winner.
Recently, Kasparov addressed these topics in an interview. In the end, “Djokovic’s statements were misplaced, because they were talking about an invitation based on his rating,” says the chess master. “Social obtuseness may be shown in this scenario, and in the example of NHL stars like Alex Ovechkin.
As a result, they have no idea what’s happening. I haven’t seen something like this since World War II. However horrendous the atrocities committed by both sides, I cannot compare what is happening in Ukraine to the extent of those in the Balkan conflicts.
And that was just heartbreaking. A firm response to Russia’s assault was warranted “Kasparov went on to say more.
Explaining his perspective, Kasparov explains.
The chess great then commented about his view on the Russian athletes’ suspension, saying that they should have the option of expressing their displeasure with Russia’s actions in Ukraine via a written statement “My stance is that a complete ban is not something I oppose.
To resolve the issue, I believe asking them to sign the statement I outlined is the best course of action. Confirm that the war is unconstitutional, that the regime is illegitimate, and that Putin’s rule is a tyrannical one. ‘
They can perform if they sign the paper. If not, they shouldn’t be allowed to do so. According to Kasparov, “I believe that everyone should be able to make their own decisions.” He said, “Russia may play by ranking, but it kills by nationality.”
Russian athletes who remain silent in the face of Putin’s genocidal campaign in Ukraine are actively supporting it. And a Serbian not doing so is especially insensitive given the country’s history.”