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Peter FitzSimons brutally owned by NRL player Christian Welch over Cam Smith LIV Golf comments

Rugby league star Christian Welch has taken a brutal swipe at Peter FitzSimons for his hypocritical stance on Australian golfer Cam Smith signing with Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour. 

Smith’s shift to the breakaway golf league is reportedly incomes him $140 million – one thing the previous Wallabies star and husband of TV host Lisa Wilkinson slammed as ‘blood money’ in a current column. 

But the Melbourne Storm prop identified that FitzSimons lately appeared in an promoting marketing campaign for the meals supply app Uber Eats which Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is a serious investor in.

‘It’s okay so that you can revenue (albeit not directly) from the Saudi funding fund however not a golfer?’ Welch shared on Twitter.

‘Same money funding LIV invested in Uber, Boeing & Starbucks. Are you complicit once you get a journey dwelling or a cappuccino? How far does it go? I do not recall the identical outrage at these firms, however dare a golfer settle for the money on supply.’

FitzSimons lately appeared in an promoting marketing campaign for the meals supply app Uber Eats (pictured in Welch’s Tweet) which Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is a serious investor in 

Christian Welch is the co-caption on the Melbourne Storm and has represented Queensland six occasions in State of Origin

FitzSimons lately wrote in a Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece: ‘In this sporting conflict, the one factor LIV gives is the billions they’re ready to place out for ‘sportswashing,’ to enhance their picture,’

‘Seriously, what does LIV convey to the desk on this conflict, bar blood money? 

‘And sure, $130 million is a tough factor for anybody to refuse. For that quantity, you can most likely make your self consider – or not less than say – something.


Do you assume it is hypocritical of Peter FitzSimons to criticise Cam Smith?

‘But should you nonetheless have not signed, Cameron Smith, do not. You’re a superb bloke, who all of us love and are pleased with. And so I do not say this only for us, however for you.’

LIV, which is a rival tour to the PGA, has come underneath fireplace since its inception with critics claiming Saudi Arabia is utilizing the game of golf to ‘sportswash’ its appalling human rights file.  

The oil-rich dictatorship routinely executes home dissidents and stays some of the repressive locations on earth for lady and the LGBTQI group.

In 2018, a 15-man hit squad despatched on the orders of Prince Bin Salman carried out the horrific homicide and torture of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the grounds of the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.

Keen to revamp their picture within the wake of the worldwide embarrassment, Saudi Arabia has funded the LIV Golf Invitational Series to the tune of $3billion with one other $2.9billion to fund occasions in 2023 and 2024. 

Peter FitzSimons (right with wife Lisa Wilkinson)  slammed the LIV golf league as 'blood money' in a recent column

Peter FitzSimons (proper with spouse Lisa Wilkinson)  slammed the LIV golf league as ‘blood money’ in a current column


The time period ‘sportswashing’ is the observe of utilizing sport as a propaganda software to enhance the repute of a nation, company or particular person.

Nations with poor human rights data will typically look to host main worldwide sporting occasions with the hope it can gloss over their remedy of minorities and lift their diplomatic standing on this planet.

Sportswashing additionally occurs when firms or people with shady pasts sponsor sporting groups or occasions to win favour of their group or with authorities.’

The rouge golf league is spearheaded by Australian former world no 1 Greg Norman.  

Twitter customers applauded Welch for calling out FitzSimons over his ‘double normal’.

‘Christian Welch defeats the Bogan Yuppie by a knockout in Round 2,’ one person joked.

Another mentioned: ‘Imagine how a lot Fitzw***er will probably be hating on RL after this take down by the peoples’ prop. Not positive he can hate on it rather more although,’ 

‘Getting taken down by a rugby league player! Oh that is wonderful,’ a 3rd wrote.

But not everybody agreed with some social media pile-on with some fast to defend the opinionated columnist.   

‘It’s like saying you possibly can’t criticise America’s conflict in Afghanistan since you purchased McDonalds for lunch,’ 9News reporter Mark Gottlieb mentioned. 

FitzSimons ended up retweeting his reply merely stating, ‘Brilliant’, to which one Twitter person responded: ‘Hey champ are you going to answer to the individuals who have replied your your tweet? Or simply those that you agree with?? Bit unfair on Christian Welch to be sincere.’

The criticism comes after FitzSimons had a public spat with Aboriginal senator Jacinta Price the place he was accused of bullying her over her position on the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum. 

Cam Smith's shift to LIV Golf is reportedly worth $140 million and FitzSimons has been vocal online that Smith should not have sold out

Cam Smith’s shift to LIV Golf is reportedly value $140 million and FitzSimons has been vocal on-line that Smith shouldn’t have offered out

Ms Price went public saying she felt FitzSimons ‘imposed’ his view on her throughout an interview in regards to the deserves and faults of the contentious vote which might see a 3rd chamber of parliament established to seek the advice of on points going through Indigenous Australians. 

FitzSimons is strongly in favour of the transfer whereas Senator Price is vehemently opposed, believing it is not going to do something to assist enhance the lives of Aboriginal folks. 

In a Facebook publish after the article was printed, Senator Price alleged FitzSimons ‘accused me of giving racists a voice however that wasn’t printed’ and later instructed media he was ‘aggressive’ and ‘impolite’ and shouted at her.

FitzSimons strongly denied her claims – as did his boss, who tweeted that he had listened to the interview – with FitzSimons texting asking her to take away the Facebook publish, which she did.

The beginning of the explosive text message exchange between Peter FitzSimons (words in grey) and Jacinta Price  (words in blue)

The starting of the explosive textual content message change between Peter FitzSimons (phrases in gray) and Jacinta Price  (phrases in blue)

Senator Price asked FitzSimons to stop bullying her

Jacinta Price and Peter FitzSimons each furiously claimed they’d witnesses to their cellphone name in a heated textual content change (pictured) after she accused him of being ‘aggressive’

The full textual content change between the pair exhibits they each claimed to have witnesses to the cellphone name as they argued over what occurred. 

‘Senator, I urge you to withdraw these defamatory accusations, as you already know it’s nonsense,’ FitzSimons wrote.

Senator Price hit again: ‘We did yell at one another. I’d like a duplicate of the interview… you probably did accuse me of empowering racists.’

FitzSimons insisted there was ‘not a single raised voice on both facet’ however she replied: ‘I recall I needed to yell, as did my chief of workers who was current whilst you had been on speaker.’

Jacinta Price (pictured), a first term NT Senator, is against an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and changing the date of Australia Day from January 26

Jacinta Price (pictured), a primary time period NT Senator, is in opposition to an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and altering the date of Australia Day from January 26

What is the Indigenous Voice to Parliament?

Anthony Albanese desires a physique enshrined within the Constitution that may allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander folks to supply recommendation to the Parliament on insurance policies and tasks that affect their lives.

A referendum is required to alter the Constitution. The vote will want assist from nearly all of Australians within the majority of states to achieve success. 

The question that could possibly be put to Australians is: ‘Do you assist an alteration to the structure that establishes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice?’

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