Episode 2419: President Trump And The Saudis, Messi’s Moral Tightrope, McStay And What He Had To Say
It’s been a big week for Saudi Arabia’s sportswashing project after the Joshua – Usyk fight in Jeddah, the Newcastle United Man City game, the ongoing LIV golf USPGA power struggle and their sports minister announcing they now plan to host The Olympic Games.
We drill down into what they have done so far, what they plan to do, where the money is going, Trump’s role in all of this and what the Saudi’s real motivations are. Chief Sports Reporter with The Times, Martyn Ziegler, who has been writing about this topic over the past few years, joins us today.
Lionel Messi – Saudi Arabia’s new tourism ambassador- urged to intervene in case of youth facing death sentence. https://t.co/TSnhn2yupi
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We also reflect on an amazing night in the wonderful Connolly’s of Leap, Co. Cork which included revelations about Michael Collins’ BMI and his love of horseplay.
Plus there’s Leo Messi’s moral tighrope, Tiger rounding the troops and the potential impact of what the new Mayo manager, Kevin McStay, had to say.
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What a night for Man United, what a night for Roy Keane’s meet and greet skills
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