In all my years in chess, I have never interfered in selection. FGM has always asked for clear selection criteria and healthy competition. So you will never hear of us asking for the inclusion of any player outside of the selection criteria or the exclusion of any player because we do not like them. That call is always with MCF.
We do not in anyway condone favoritism or use sponsorship as a way to influencing results.
Our stance is very clear. Non intervention in the affairs of properly conducted events. We support healthy competition as a matter of principle.