EA Has Fined A Madden Bowl Winner For Making Racist & NSFW Tweets

The champ of the most prominent Madden NFL esports rivalry to date was hit with a huge fine. He was additionally hit with a rankings punishment this week. It was the aftereffect of tweets that “referenced wrong substance”. This is as per distributor Electronic Arts. Chris “Dubby” McFarland crushed Eric “Issue” Wright, 24-17, in the Madden Bowl 2017 finals. This was held in Houston on the night of Feb. 3. McFarland’s first-place share of the tournament’s $250,000 prize pool was $75,000.

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EA Has Fined A Madden Bowl Winner For Talking About NSFW Things In His Tweets

As McFarland, 29, was advancing through the eight-man section, individuals started to seek through his past tweets. For reasons unknown McFarland, who is white, has a past filled with utilizing racial slurs on Twitter. He utilized those words to depict black people in a negative light. Besides, he likewise utilized words including “coon” and the N-word.

In any case, it wasn’t those years-old tweets that got McFarland stuck in an unfortunate situation with EA. In an announcement posted on the Madden Ultimate Team Twitter account on Feb. 8, the organization indicated NSFW tweets that McFarland posted. These were posted “amid and specifically after” the Madden Bowl.

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