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'I'm all in favour of sportspeople stating their views, whatever they might be'
26 July 2021, 23:00 | Updated: 26 July 2021, 23:03
Professor Anand Menon has said that he is "all in favour" of sportspeople stating their opinions.
Professor Menon, who is the Director of the UK in a Changing Europe think tank, made the remark while appearing on LBC's Cross Question.
He explained: "The first [issue] is sportspeople, as the word implies, are people.
"They're citizens. They're voters. They have an absolute right to state their opinions.
"Equally people have a right to disagree with them."
He later added: "But I'm all in favour of sportspeople stating their views, whatever they might be, because I think they have an important platform. Why wouldn't [they] use it?"