Sorry, but not all of us have Bahraini people living in our uni apartments than we can set up skypes for.
It didn’t actually work. ISPs in Egypt were blocked. We never got through. But my point is that if people want to do something about Bahrain, then they should actually go out there and do something. Organising a boycott of the broadcast does not count as “something” because you are literally doing nothing. So I hardly think that’s worthy of giving yourself a pat on the back. This is a political issue, so people should go through political channels. Otherwise, it feels like it’s just people who see the violence on television and decide they’ll do as little as possible so that they can say they’ve done something and sleep better at night.
If the race goes ahead, I’ll watch it. Because I refuse to use my beloved sport as a political instrument – if I were to do that, every race would become political from there on in. I’ll do something about Bahrain via a more appropriate channel.