Former chess star and virulent anti-Semite Bobby Fischer has been wanted by the U.S. government since 1992, when he violated U.N. and U.S. economic sanctions against Yugoslavia by winning $3 million for playing chess there.
Fischer was nabbed in Japan last year for having an invalid passport, and his supporters have been trying to get him sent to Iceland, instead of deported back home to face the music in America.
Now, via Japan Today, Kyodo News reports that Fischer will indeed be deported to the U.S. and he's worried:
...Fischer believes he will not receive a fair trial in the United States, having made controversial statements such as those hailing the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.Hey, relax, Bobby. After you get out of prison, you've got a bright future ahead of you as a university professor.
The Mainichi Daily News reports that it may not be game over for Fischer just yet.