re: Poker & Dale Phillip (daleroxxu) sacked by Pokerstars shocker
I was away from the pc for a day or so and just opened it, checked the news and found this:
Being a fan of the guy's bloggaments and a follower of him in twitter, I knew he had some trouble as he was in Marbella, Spain when that match and the celebration in question took place. Being a mediterranean and a football fan, I knew how that was perceived by the spaniards, I mean celebrating their defeat (actually it was more than that, it was a disaster) in their faces and in their home, okay is too much, I'd expect a reaction, even a water bottle or a beer can swish right past his ear. I would be furious too in their spanish bitter shoes.
I mean ANY reaction from the spanish fans, even some almost physical would be expected - NOT condoned or justified. But from THEM. THEY were sorry, angry, offended, defeated, disgraced. Then comes Pokerstars and terminates his contract for being out of line in his celebration, which is not tolereated for a Pokerstars ambassador.
Here's Dale's blogament and the video of the incident:
Really, people, being a hot-headed Greek and a fan myself I find this celebration a rather modest one. I mean I wouldn't even raise an eyebrow for that. I've seen testicles, bottoms, middle fingers and "upyourse" in all matches I've watched. I even sometimes did some rather questionable gestures myself.
But as the company is a worldwide organization, I would like your opinions on the matter, as cultures and "proper" behaviour vary a lot.
How many of you find Dale's way offensive or unbecoming? For football that is, not for poker!