In a world where cancel culture is the law of the land more or less, nobody is safe.
No matter how seemingly benign or old a comment or tweet may be, just about anything can be misconstrued to ruin your life.
And now, this top golfer just got the worst news of his life after his off the cuff remarks come back to haunt him.
When it comes to golf, Phil Mickelson is an undisputed legend.
Over the years, Mickelson has etched his name into the history books by winning three Masters tournaments, two PGA Championships, two U.S. Opens, and many more.
So it’s understandable he has accrued a fair amount of corporate sponsors over the years.
But now, all of that is now in jeopardy.
That’s because Mickelson has expressed willingness to join a Saudi Arabian operated sports league.
And in case you are not up to speed on foreign affairs, Saudi Arabia has a bad reputation when it comes to human rights to say the least.
First off, there is essentially no freedom of the press, or personal liberties of any sort for that matter.
And when it comes to LGBT rights, there are none . . . in fact the state is known to execute people for the suspicion of being gay.
With that in mind, Mickelson acknowledged (when justifying his decision to join this Saudi backed league), “they killed [Washington Post reporter Jamal] Khashoggi and have a horrible record on human rights.”
Mickelson went on to say, “They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because this is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates.”
This of course has created enormous backlash.
So much so that Mickelson’s leading sponsor, Callaway, has announced that they are “pausing” their sponsorship of Mickelson.
This is a major blow to Mickelson given that Callaway is a top producer of golf equipment and has made Mickelson a very rich man over the years.
This is yet another example of corporate America going full social justice warrior mode in order to appease the radical Left.
If only Callaway and other sporting goods producers such as Nike were willing to take such harsh measures against Communist China who openly hates America and uses slave labor to produce their goods.
But that means losing money, which is way more important than principles for these corporate sellouts.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.