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David Hicks

David Hicks was known as 'The Australian Taliban'. He was captured by the U.S. Army in Afghanistan in 2001.
According to U.S., he was captured in the battlefield.
According to Hicks, he was captured when he was waiting for a taxi.

Hicks was detained at the Guantanamo Bay Prison and the chances of him getting released from there were bleak.
Then, as England and Australia were playing the Ashes in 2005, his lawyer casually asked him if he'd mind seeing England win.
Hicks said that he would not bother as his mother was British and she had never claimed Australian nationality.
According to his lawyer, " the implications were stunning".

Britain insisted on its detainees being released from Guantanamo while Australia did not.
It took him another couple of years to get out of that horrible place.

Even though it's not a 'global' game, it can still do wonders in faraway places....