Former Full Tilt Poker board member Chris Ferguson has decided to remain mute, raising the ire of at least one of poker’s most outspoken ambassadors.
“I am a very forgiving person, but usually you have to ask for forgiveness before you can get it,” Daniel Negreanu told PokerNews.
Recall that, until this year, Ferguson had not been seen at a live poker event since the infamous “Black Friday,” on April 15, 2011, when the U.S. Department of Justice shut down Full Tilt and other offshore online poker operators.
Without a word, Ferguson turned up early on in the 2016 WSOP, and has continued to play in a number of events, even making fourth in the $10,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em Championship event last weekend, refusing to make any kind of public statement despite being offered several opportunities to do so.
“If I’m ever at his table I’m going to continue to explain to him why I think he owes the poker world an apology,” Negreanu said. “I’m not going to be buddy-buddy with him. He had an opportunity to spin this in a better way. He clearly just doesn’t give a fuck. He doesn’t give a fuck about the poker community. He took all that money and now doesn’t say a word? It’s ridiculous.
“I can’t wait to get him at my table. Put us together at the Main Event feature table and we’ll see what happens there.”