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Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority Issues Apology For WWE Advertisement Showing Women

Posted By: Thomas Lowson on Apr 28, 2018

Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority Issues Apology For WWE Advertisement Showing Women

An advert that ran during the Greatest Royal Rumble, has warranted an apology from the Saudi Arabian General Sports Authority, for showing female wrestlers, during the show.

The video showed both male and female RAW and SmackDown Live superstars, promote the upcoming dual-branded Pay Per Views. 

However, due to the strict laws about women in Saudi Arabia, the GSA felt it necessary to issue an apology for the video. 

A reddit user called "compromise" was able to translate the tweet into English. 

"The General Sport Authority would like to apologize to the viewers and attendees of last night's WWE event that took place in Jeddah, over the indecent scene involving women that appeared as an ad before a segment. It would like to confirm it's total disapproval of this, in the shadow of its commitment to eliminate anything that goes against the communities values.

The authority has made sure to ban showing of any segment that involves women wrestling or any scenes related to it, and stipulated that to the company (WWE). The authority also disapproved any promotional stuff with pictures or videos showing women in an indecent way, and emphasized on commitment of this rule. And it's a commitment that the authority would still commit to forever in all of it's events and programs."

Earlier in the week, various WWE stars such as Triple H and John 'Bradshaw' Layfield defended the decision to not allow women to compete, focussing on a respect for other cultures, even if you don't agree with certain aspects of it. 

The video that caused such offence can be seen below.

Source: Twitter Tags: #wwe #greatest royal rumble #wwegrr

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