Published: Mon, January 13, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Federer replies to sponsorship deal criticism, Tennis News & Top Stories

Federer replies to sponsorship deal criticism, Tennis News & Top Stories

Greta Thunberg supported the campaign Rogerwakeupnow ("Roger, Wake up now") against famous tennis player.

The activists were charged with trespassing and fined 21,600 Swiss francs (£17,135.85), but in their appeal hearing on Monday Judge Philippe Colelough said they had acted proportionately and waived the fine. The activists played tennis inside the branches in an effort to highlight their countryman's ties to Credit Suisse.

Thunberg was among the many tons of of individuals on Twitter to retweet a submit from climate activist group 350.org. "Since 2016 @CreditSuisse has provided $57 BILLION to companies looking for new fossil fuel deposits - something that is utterly incompatible with #ClimateAction", the tweet reads.

Greta Thunberg - the Swedish young adult that has actually come to be the general public face of globally objections versus federal government plans on climate change - signed up with the objection versus Federer and also Credit Suisse when she retweeted an article from lobbyists350 org Europe. "@RogerFederer do you endorse this?"

Lausanne Climate Action says Credit Suisse is one of the top banks worldwide to invest in fossil fuels, making available more than $7.8 billion to almost four dozen companies that are said to be "extreme" users of dirty fossil fuels and multiplying 16-fold its financing for coal from 2016 to 2017.

The stars of world tennis will be at the Australian Open starting January 20 for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. "I'll also be making a donation personally myself on Wednesday", said Federer, a six-time victor of the Australian Open.

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"We owe it to them and ourselves to listen".

Credit Suisse last month said it would stop financing new coal-fired power plants and has said it will seek to align its portfolios with the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change to limit global warming.

"He has to prove that he is really serious about his statement and openly ask Credit Suisse to phase out fossil fuels - or take the consequences and end the advertising deal".

"I take the impacts and risk of climate change very severely, notably as my household and I arrive in Australia amidst devastation from the bushfires", Federer's assertion despatched to Reuters learn.

According to BBC Sport, the 38-year-old, who is preparing for the Australian Open, issued a statement saying he had a "great deal of respect and admiration" for the youth climate movement inspired by Thunberg.

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