It’s certainly a reward for BA.OK mate. Just giving you some potential reasons. You may not like them but there is logic behind it. Its not a reward as much as it is a risk management strategy.
Flanagan may be an option but clearly not one that they appear keen on. @Avenger and @emjaycee have previously provided some good intel as to why this might be the case.
Get behind the bald merkin, merkin.