HOT OR NOT: Rory McIlroy deserves as much credit as Anthony Joshua deserves scrutiny

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HOT OR NOT: Rory McIlroy deserves credit for his Saudi snub as Anthony Joshua follows the money… plus what next for Marco Silva?

  • Sportsmail takes a look at who has been hot or cold in the sporting world
  • Rory McIlroy turned down the appearance fees tied to playing in Saudi Arabia
  • Anthony Joshua took the bigger pot of money when others were available
  • Chelsea were successful in their appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

As another week on the sporting landscape races by, Sportsmail’s Riath Al-Samarrai examines who has left themselves hot, and who is firmly out in the cold.

HOT 

Rory McIlroy

An example of a rich, talented athlete who decided there was more to life than another massive payday. 

By turning down the appearance fees tied to playing a European Tour event in Saudi Arabia in February, he deserves as much credit as Anthony Joshua deserves scrutiny.

Rory McIlroy turned down the appearance fees tied to playing a Tour event in Saudi Arabia

Rory McIlroy turned down the appearance fees tied to playing a Tour event in Saudi Arabia

Maxine Blythin

Wherever you stand in the minefield of discussions on the issue of transgender athletes in sport, you have to credit those at the heart of the matter who speak up. 

Blythin, the opener for Kent’s female cricket team, did that with an interview this week, which took immense bravery in fevered circumstances.

Chelsea

Having won the appeal against their transfer ban, the club can now pursue stars such as Jadon Sancho in the summer. 

This can only be a good thing for Chelsea but you have to wonder about what it means for Frank Lampard’s admirable backing of youth.

Chelsea's FIFA transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules has been cut to just one window

Chelsea’s FIFA transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules has been cut to just one window

NOT 

Marco Silva

Andso it ends. The question is where he will resurface after an underwhelming performance at Everton. The club is a mess but Silva is yet to offer much meaningful proof that he warrants further Premier League appointments.

Anthony Joshua

He took the bigger pot of money when other big pots were available, now he has to live with the criticism that comes with fighting in Saudi Arabia. 

His career can join his earnings on a skyward trajectory with a win on but his reputation will always carry a mark from this decision.

Anthony Joshua has to live with the criticism that comes with fighting in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua has to live with the criticism that comes with fighting in Saudi Arabia

Joe Denly 

Standing at midwicket, he dropped Kane Williamson and Jofra Archer could only laugh. 

Was it the worst drop in the history of Test cricket? The best mitigation came from one Twitter user who quite reasonably pointed out the world was spinning quite fast at the time.

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