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Sunday, July 14, 2024

9/11 Families To Protest This Week’s LIV Golf Event In New Jersey

  • Rebel golf league’s second U.S. event to take place 50 miles from World Trade Center.
  • 9/11 Justice group will protest Saudis’ attempt to “sportswash” egregious past.
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Less than 50 miles separate Trump National Golf Club Bedminster and Ground Zero.

With LIV heading for former President Donald Trump’s country club from July 29-31, 9/11 family members and survivors are planning to protest the breakaway golf series.

On Friday, 9/11 Justice group will stage a press conference highlighting the “Saudi government’s role in the 9/11 terror attacks” and effort to “sportswash its egregious past.”

The 9/11 families previously sent a letter to Trump urging him to cancel the event and end any business relationship with LIV Golf.

Wrote the group: “We simply cannot understand how you could agree to accept money from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s golf league to host their tournament at your golf course, and to do so in the shadows of Ground Zero in New Jersey, which lost over 700 residents during the attacks.” 

The group previously protested LIV’s first-ever U.S. event in Portland.

The PGA Tour has similarly raised its concerns about the Saudi-backed golf league with U.S. lawmakers. The National Press Club issued a blistering statement Tuesday, calling on companies to reject the “blood money” offered by LIV.

“We are revolted by the way the Saudi-funded LIV enterprise has followed the fist bump in the desert by shoving themselves onto golf courses and television screens,” said the club in a statement. “We call on all Americans to see this unsavory attempt to minimize the grisly bone-saw attack on Washington Post opinion writer Jamal Khashoggi for what it is – an attempt to sweep under the rug a brutal state-sponsored murder. We call on people of conscience to reject this tournament. Do not attend. Do not watch it on television. Let it fail.

Strong words. But from its end, LIV isn’t slowing down. The series heads to Boston and Chicago in September, and will conclude its inaugural run in October — at Trump National Doral Miami.

It’s also trying to lure superstar TNT analyst Charles Barkley to its announcers team, having just recruited longtime golf analyst David Feherty from NBC Sports.

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