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Call of Duty Pro Fero Called Out For Racist Slurs After Clip Surfaces From 2016

Published: 5/Jun/2018 14:12 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson

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Professional Call of Duty player Maurice “Fero” Henriquez has been criticized after an old clip in which he uses a racial slur surfaced on Reddit, from before his days competing in the Call of Duty World League.

Prior to turning 18 last year, Fero was an up and coming amateur player in the Call of Duty scene, well known in the online tournament and Search and Destroy community.

Due to age restrictions, he was unable to compete professionally in CWL events, but still made a name for himself as a proficient player.

Now 19, Fero has found himself on a top roster competing in the CWL Pro League under Team Kaliber, a storied organization in Call of Duty.

As a young player, he has made numerous faux pas during his breakout season, including using the ‘n-word’ as he announced himself a free agent, prior to joining tK. He was quoting a line from a Drake song.

On June 5th, a Reddit post uploaded a short clip from Fero’s live stream, presumably from during the Black Ops III season (Nov 2015-16).

In it, he becomes infuriated after dying, exclaiming that he is never playing with black people again in money 8s and uses the N-word.

“I’m never playing with f****** n****** again dude. I literally am blacklisting black people from money 8s, bro, I don’t give a f***. All they do is flank, it’s so dumb.”

Warning: the following clip contains very strong language.

If during the Black Ops III season, Fero would be aged between 16 and 17 years old at the time of this clip.

Many fans on Reddit were disappointed to hear the language used by Fero, despite the clip obviously being dated.

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Others also called his language “inexcusable” and “unprofessional”, and some were even harsher still.

While his comments are vulgar and extremely racist, some argue he is simply being ‘edgy’ in his youth and ignorance at the time of the clip.

There has been a recent trend with high profile personalities being exposed for past transgressions, particularly with searches on Twitter displaying racist or homophobic language used years ago.

It serves as another reminder that anything said on the internet whether by live stream or on social media can and will resurface years later.

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Dr Disrespect explodes after stream snipers ruin charity Warzone event

Published: 22/Oct/2020 5:04

by Brad Norton

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Dr Disrespect was all set and ready to go in Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 ‘Cracked Creators’ Warzone event, though his run was cut short due to pesky stream snipers that ruined his day.

The latest Warzone event threw elite players and content creators into Verdansk with a unique twist. Rather than forming their own teams, streamers had to pick their Duo from a list of “cracked” players.

From Seth ‘Scump’ Abner to Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier, all of the biggest names were lined up to compete for a good cause. For most of them, the event went smoothly as they squared off with others in Warzone. For Dr Disrespect and his chosen partner ZLaner, things didn’t get off to a good start.

“It’s phony desperation everywhere,” Doc said in his very first round of action.

The pair ran into alleged stream snipers in the very first round, and after the Two-Time was executed out of nowhere he declared, “I’m never playing in another Warzone tournament without a delay, ever.”

Unfortunately for them, things didn’t improve over the next few rounds. Doc and ZLaner were unable to close out a single map win throughout their run in the event. They dropped two maps against Joseph ‘Merk’  DeLuca & Clint ‘Maven’ Evans before falling out of the lower bracket to Trevor May and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.

“That is it for me today stream,” Doc said the moment their final tournament map came to an end. “I am literally losing brain cells.”

Opposing players had tracked down their location in every map just to be the ones to steal the moment. For the next event, Dr Disrespect assured that the duo will “throw the delay on” to prevent any more stream sniping shenanigans.

“After the first game I checked out,” he admitted.

“The tournament completely took me out of it. Lesson learned. I didn’t think it was gonna be that big of an issue… but it’s a horrifically large issue.”

It didn’t take long before Doc took aim at stream snipers on social media as well. He followed up with a hilariously scathing tweet to put them in their place, listing off insult after insult as only he could.

“Nothin like being stream sniped by a bunch of blonde banged, chubby-cheeked, inward kneed, desperation for attention, purple brace face, unathletic, D- grades, Cheeto bags constantly emptied wannabe gamers… during a charity tournament,” he posted during the Oct. 21 event’s run-time.

Dr Disrespect and ZLaner weren’t the only ones impacted by the problem during the event. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop also vented his frustrations, after losing every map he played in the Warzone competition as well.

“I’m officially retiring from Warzone tournaments,” he declared on Twitter.

Some Duos were able to have far more luck throughout the day, however. You can catch up on all of the final event results from Hitch’s “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament in our official coverage hub here.