Greta Thunberg criticizes Roger Federer for his role as Ambassador of Credit Suisse
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 68057
Become famous in the last months for his fight in favor of the planet, Greta Thunberg decided to challenge Roger Federer! The 17-year-old Swedish activist and activists from "Lausanne Action Climat" criticize the former World No.1 for his role as Ambassador of Credit Suisse.
They condemn the second largest bank in Switzerland for its investment in fossil fuels and their impact on the environment. Since 2016, Credit Suisse has provided $ 15 billion to fossil fuel companies. Activists launched the hashtag "#Rogerwakeupnow" on Twitter (Roger wake up now) to hit the 20-title Grand Slam man.
The Swedish activist joined the movement as revealed by the Swiss site 24Heures.ch. According to Greta, the bank would be the largest investor in fossil fuel companies with more than $7.8 billion annually shared among more than 40 companies that most contaminate the planet.
Federer is the bank's ambassador and in 2019 alone, he had more than $90 million in prize money and his sponsors. During his career, he is estimated at nearly $900 million, and he is close to becoming the first active tennis player to become a billionaire.
Federer's 2020 will start directly at the Australian Open, having decided to skip the new ATP Cup for family reasons. The Swiss Maestro will try to win his seventh title in Melbourne Park, where he was defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round last year.
Roger, who will defend his title at the Miami Open, will also play the Tokyo Olympics between the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open.