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The World Snooker Tour president, Barry Hearn, has called for activists who disrupt sporting events to be jailed to prevent copycat attacks after incidents at the Grand National and World Snooker Championship.
Hearn’s comments came as he forecast further incidents at Wimbledon and the Open unless Britain became less of a “soft touch as a nation”. He told TalkSport: “Sport’s an easy target. Aintree we saw on Saturday. How long before the Open or Wimbledon or whatever? And it is a concern because, whenever someone intrudes on the field of play, wherever it is, your first thought is not that this could be a protest, but it could be something quite harmful.
Written by Sean Ingle
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