E-sports competitor Ryan “FChamp” Ramirez – better known within FGC circles as the loud-mouthed villain, “Filipino Champ” – has been indefinitely banned from Capcom Pro Tour and East Coast Trhowdown because he posted a tweet with a watermelon that contained the hashtag #WatermelonLivesMatter.
You can see the original tweet below that netted him heat from the Intersectional Inquisition.
The absurdity of the bans came in via announcements across social media, with East Coast Throwdown throwing down a salty gauntlet on June 13th, 2020.
From this moment on @fchampryan is no longer welcome to East Coast Throwdown
— East Coast Throwdown (@ecthrowdown) June 13, 2020
FChamp didn’t take the ban lying down, though, and when a virtue signaling dullard attempted to patronize him with Left-wing cuckoldry, FChamp rightfully put him in his place.
Stop double dipping on shit
and please be consistent dont throw me under the bus when the other guy u defended did way worse than me
I made a terrible joke at a terrible time
and i take full responsibility from it
Ill do better for sure but i aint tolerating 2 faced MFS
— FChampRyan (@fchampryan) June 13, 2020
But his woes didn’t end with the East Coast Throwdown.
Someone at Capcom had their knickers so twisted up over their own internalized white-hatred, they indefinitely banned FChamp from the Capcom Pro Tour for the completely harmless joke.
former EVO champion Filipino Champ has now been banned indefinitely from all Capcom owned and operated events following insensitive comments made on black lives matter pic.twitter.com/a2qdFTIdeM
— Rod “4475 SR & Immortal peak” Breslau (@Slasher) June 17, 2020
If you’re unable to read the tweet or view the image posted by Capcom’s e-sports committee, it states…
“Ryan “FChamp” Ramirez is hereby banned indefinitely from all Capcom-owned and/or operated events including Capcom Pro Tour and Street Fighter League for violating the player code of conduct.
“This is a global ban, meaning it applies to tournaments and events in all locations throughout the world.”
Since the Capcom Pro Tour makes its way through EVO, I suppose it’s safe to say that FChamp won’t have a chance to become EVO champ again anytime soon.
As for Capcom’s player code of conduct, if you check the rules page there is literally nothing in the rules that say you can’t joke about watermelons.
FChamp didn’t use any “abusive language, swearing, screaming or threats” and he certainly didn’t engage in any kind of harassment or intimidation of other players, staff, or spectator, since his comment took place outside the confines of tournament play, and wasn’t directed at anyone in particular.
This is basically a disgusting abuse of power by the e-sports committees who are turning the fighting game community into a Communist hell-hole for nothing but freaks, degenerates, and frail-hearted Leftists.
(Thanks for the news tip Ebicentre)