Jack Lisowski furious after being banned from wearing Ukrainian flag at World Snooker Championship

Snooker star Jack Lisowski was furious after being told he was ‘not Ukrainian enough’ to display the country’s flag on his vest at the World Cup even though his grandfather was born there!

  • Jack Lisowski was banned from wearing the Ukrainian flag on his vest
  • Half-Ukrainian snooker star was told to take her off at the World Cup
  • Lisovsky wants to wear the flag in support of the Russian invasion of the country.
  • The world No. 14 insisted that he would wave a big flag if he won on Saturday.
  • Lisowski, 30, will take on third seed Neil Robertson in a thrilling weekend bout.

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Jack Lisowski reacted angrily to being ordered to take off his Ukrainian flag vest at the World Snooker Championship.

Lisovsky, 30, whose grandfather is from Ukraine, has flown the flag at previous tournaments, including the Welsh Open in March, and wanted to continue showing support for the country during the Russian invasion there.

But officials told the world number 14 he should send him off ahead of a first-round clash with Matthew Stevens at the World Championships.

Snooker star Jack Lisowski reacted angrily to the ban on wearing the Ukrainian flag.

World No. 14 Had Worn The Flag On His Vest In Previous Tournaments, But Was Told To Take It Off Before His First Round Match Against Matthew Stevens In The World Championship.

World No. 14 Had Worn The Flag On His Vest In Previous Tournaments, But Was Told To Take It Off Before His First Round Match Against Matthew Stevens In The World Championship.

World No. 14 had worn the flag on his vest in previous tournaments, but was told to take it off before his first round match against Matthew Stevens in the World Championship.

He said: “I will not be allowed to wear the logo in this tournament. I tried to put it on, and they told me: “You can’t wear it if you are not Ukrainian.”

“I have a little Ukrainian in me, but this is not enough. They took my badge off my vest. I played two or three tournaments with him, I was flashing. I want to wear it. But I can’t, I don’t know why.

“It doesn’t make sense to me. I’m trying to reverse this. Everyone in this room will agree and support Ukraine. Why the hell can’t I wear it? I have a Ukrainian family. My grandfather was Ukrainian. My dad was there.

I would like to leave, but I can’t right now. It’s not safe… I’m writing to Ukrainian player Yulian Boyko and asking him for a flag. He doesn’t have it. But I’m trying to get one. If I beat (Neil) Robertson, I’ll pull out the flag and wave it.”

Lisovsky Asked Ukrainian Player Yulian Boyko For A Flag And Promised To Wave A Giant Blue And Yellow Flag If He Beats Neil Robertson In One Of Saturday'S Tournament Matches.

Lisovsky Asked Ukrainian Player Yulian Boyko For A Flag And Promised To Wave A Giant Blue And Yellow Flag If He Beats Neil Robertson In One Of Saturday'S Tournament Matches.

Lisovsky asked Ukrainian player Yulian Boyko for a flag and promised to wave a giant blue and yellow flag if he beats Neil Robertson in one of Saturday’s tournament matches.

The Cheltenham star will take on third seed Robertson in a mouthwatering clash on Saturday and vowed to protest the ban by waving a giant blue and yellow flag if he beats the Australian.

The World Snooker Tour has a strict policy banning any patches that are not sponsors or official partners of the tournament.

A WST spokesman added: “As an international sport, we have always maintained a policy of political neutrality. In this regard, our policy is to prevent our sport from being used as a political platform in the World Cup.

“We are categorically against invasion of any sovereign nation and all forms of violence or oppression. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people who are suffering as a result of the current conflict in Ukraine.”

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