Daniel Negreanu Swears at ESPN Poker Announcer Norman Chad in GGPoker-Branded Video8 months ago
Famed poker professional Daniel Negreanu continues to make headlines for the wrong reasons, this time for foully castigating legendary poker broadcaster Norman Chad over Chad’s recent comments that Negreanu’s vile Twitch outburst during a recent WSOP Online bracelet event -- the outburst got Negreanu banned from Twitch -- were well over the line.
Negreanu, in a brief video seen above, attacked Chad following the latter’s comments on Twitter about DNegs’ violent threats aimed at a chat troll on his own stream a couple of weeks back. Chad, who has partnered with Lon McEachern as the voices of ESPN’s televised World Series of Poker broadcasts for well over a decade, brought up the Negreanu situation with tweets such as these:
Negreanu responded with a brief 46-second video in which he claimed to have typed up 17 Twitter responses to Chad, then deleted each of them before sending. Negreanu then called Chad a “preachy motherfucker. Preach, preach, preach, preach, preach from his perfect high top.”
Negreanu, now on full blast, continued with the attack.
“You don’t like it, I don’t give a fuck. I think I’ve made that clear. I don’t give a fuck what you think,” he said, slapping his hands together for emphasis. “At all. You’re not my fucking mentor, my life guru; I do not follow your rules of living. You do you, you can say whatever the fuck you want to me. I’m not going to listen to you, you dumb fuck. Enough!”
WIth dismissive waves of his hands, Negreanu concluded the attack with:
“Move… on… to bigger and better things.”
A majority of onlookers, though notably excepting many of Negreanu’s fans, have viewed the ongoing outbursts as unfortunately typical. For nearly two decades, Negreanu has enjoyed the celebrity and financial rewards associated with being one of poker’s most prominent players, yet he has rarely accepted that some of his behavior is ill-suited to such a role, particularly when it can negatively impact businesses that pay to sponsor him. It’ll be interesting to watch if this situation continues to escalate and if current sponsor GGPoker takes a more aggressive stance toward Negreanu’s emotional behavior.
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