From what I understand FTP is a sponsor of Ivey and many other well known players. If FTP is failing to pay them because of DOJ actions then they have no right to use the pros image in their site, software, academy, TV spots yada yada yada.
That and the fact that indeed the pros are the real face of the company, making them sitting targets for all the annoying reasons makes his stand against FTP understandable. I'm sure that no one with such a visibility as a poker pro would start a lawsuit against his sponsor light.
Regarding the boycot of WSOP I stand and applaud. Regardless of the reasons why DOJ is chasing the poker sites
, the high profile pros standing up to represent their interests and the interests of the game and the unknown player is remarkable. The only thing I wish is that many more join Ivey and do the same.
Obviously Ivey has his own agenda. But the actions of his agenda help and support every serious player, be it recreational or professional.
I hope Chris Ferguson, Phil Gordon and pros from other affected sites like Negreanu and Helmuth speak up in the same tone. That would be a major hit.