Capcom bans FChamp from events following insensitive tweet. On Tuesday, Capcom barred American player Ryan “FChamp” Ramirez from taking part in all of its Capcom Pro Tour and Street Fighter League tournaments following racially offensive remarks he made on Twitter late last week.
“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,” Capcom tweeted. “This is a global ban, meaning it applies to tournaments and events in all locations throughout the world.”
On Saturday, FChamp posted a photo of a watermelon with the caption “check this out” and the hashtag “#WatermelonLivesMatter.” FChamp removed the tweet and issued an apology after several of his followers said they considered the post offensive.
“Very insensitive tweet by me,” he said. “I didn’t mean any harm from it but I promise I’ll be better sorry to everyone.”
The Asian American athlete, short for “Filipino Champ,” was one of the most popular players in Marvel vs. Capcom video game history. FChamp has become known for his trash talking throughout his career, and is frequently compared to heels in professional wrestling by peers and commentators.
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