I have a hard time thinking of a Euro TD kicking out or banning another Euro player, and in fact can't think of a single occurence of this.
Perhaps there are less vociferous Euro players or perhaps the handful of Americans we have who behave badly stand out more. -_-
Socksey has banned several US players.......
Yes, please be more specific. I can only think of one at the moment, and that was only temporary. The only person I recall who I seriously banned was vqs and that too, was temporary and he was not from the USA, although he may have been from the USA at one time. My bans have always been for bad behavior and/or bad sportsmanship and I have not considered where the players are from in the least.
Way back when I beat Biggles in league play, I truely can't swear if he said anything DURING the match. There was plenty said after the match which made me angry. However, I don't carry grudges, and tend to forgive and move on. I will say that in the very few matches I have played Biggles since then, he has been polite.
It has been an understood that players in a tourney cannot gag and blind the TD. No need to explain this to reasonable people. If anyone gags and blinds me when I am running a tourney, I won't tolerate that and they should be prepared to be forfeited.
Apparently, that godawful time for Bago at 6 am, my time, was to accomodate diane's TD duties. The TDing was offered to volunteers who would accept the position, but none have come forth to volunteer to TD and change the time, that I am aware of. That being the case, how anyone can complain, with good conscience, is beyond me.
Yes, the USA has a group of men who insist on behaving like bad little boys. So be it.
We must deal with it in shouts, but we don't have to deal with it in our tourneys or leagues when we are giving of our time and efforts. In this regard, I must say that the behavior seems to have improved so maybe we are getting past this slowly.
Too bad it isn't a perfect world where everyone gets along with everyone and there are no insults.
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