Details are coming out right now, and F5Poker has confirmed, that longtime Team PokerStars Pro Dale “Daleroxxu” Philip is no longer a member of Team PokerStars Online. It looks as if Dale was sacked from his promotional position on Team Online for over celebrating the Netherlands domination over Spain in the World Cup….at the PokerStars UKIPT event in Marbella, Spain.
The Netherlands squad dismantled the Spanish club and all the while Dale was, seemingly, pretty vocal about his anti-sweat of the home team. Things got a little rowdy…
Dale seemed to rile up the Spaniards as there were multiple “mean-spirited” tweets sent his way about his allegiances and his supposed form of celebration. You see, someone thinks that Dale used the “two-finger solute” in his celebration, which when used palm in…is the big F.U.
Dale seemingly apologized for riling up the audience and tried to move on.
For the entire heated breakdown of this Twitter exchange, check out this link.
The situation eventually blew over and the Dale went on to perform his PokerStars dutites. Apparently though, PokerStars did not appreciate the dust up at all as he announced today, he is now no longer a Team Online Pro.
While some thought the penalty was too harsh:
At least one person, Alex Hernando from Poker Red, was happy with the result.
Dale, for his part, is headed back to Thailand, where he lives, and promised his full side of the story in a day or two. We’ll be on the lookout for it.