PokerStars has cancelled True Geordie’s contract after the YouTuber made Islamophobic feedback about ex-kickboxer Andrew Tate. [Image: True Geordie YouTube]
Talked himself out of a contract
UK-based YouTuber True Geordie (actual title Brian Davis) has talked himself out of a contract with PokerStars by making Islamophobic feedback about ex-kickboxer Andrew Tate.
attitudes that don’t align with our inclusive values”
PokerStars reacted on Wednesday, saying it did “not tolerate any feedback or attitudes that don’t align with our inclusive values.” The Flutter Leisure-owned model took to Twitter the identical day to state PokerStars had ended Davis’ contract:
On a podcast that went out Sunday, Davis stated Tate ought to “blow himself up” as proof of his devotion to Islam, a faith the ex-fighter has just lately transformed to.
Sports activities attire model Gymshark earlier additionally nixed its personal contract with True Geordie for his feedback about Tate. The British model stated it did “not condone racism, discrimination or Islamophobia in any kind.”
Combating speak bites Davis again
PokerStars first signed Davis up as a model ambassador in December 2020 as a part of a rebrand, resulting in a preferred reside present known as ‘The Showdown.’ Within the common function, the YouTuber performed poker with associates and different gamers.
Again then, Davis stated turning into a part of PokerStars was “a extremely proud second.” He added that he needed to “present simply how entertaining, enjoyable, and mentally difficult poker will be.”
Tate just lately got here into the firing line of True Geordie after the ex-kickboxer claimed he would battle each Davis and KSI in a boxing match. Cue some macho posturing till all of it got here to a head in Davis’ Sunday podcast. When the topic of the potential battle arose, Davis’ co-host warned that Tate now has “God on his facet,” relating to his current change in religion. Davis then urged Tate to “blow himself up.”
Tate was fast to hit out at Davis in response to the remark, calling him “very insulting, fats, vulgar, he’s a d**khead, and […] He’s not very good, he’s silly.” He added: “Making f**king racist feedback about a whole faith as if that’s in some way humorous.”
Making associates in every single place
Davis has since released a YouTube video apology relating to his outburst, saying: “Clearly, I don’t imagine that’s what Muslims really do… It was a really silly factor to say. It was an idiotic joke – one I’m sorry for.”
Davis can be not on Tyson Fury’s Christmas card record
If turning into a goal of ire for a whole spiritual group and shedding two of your contracts isn’t dangerous sufficient, Davis can be not on Tyson Fury’s Christmas card record both. As this Twitter video reveals, he just lately bought right into a spat with the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World:
The indignant outburst got here after Davis questioned the standard of Derek Chisora as an opponent. Fury is because of do battle with UK boxer Chisora in December.