Another day, another instance of a racial slur being caught on a live-stream in a professional environment. The latest instance centers around a birthday stream that featured Counter-Strike: Global Offensive commentator Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett.
During the stream he was recorded hurling a racial slur, with intent to insult, at another member on the chat as well as telling another person to go kill themselves. The moment itself was caught during a stream of PUBG where he is seen stating, "I am literally going 50% and I am the best in esports. Wait until I go 100%, you f**** n****."
According to Trivett, he blames his aggressive behavior on drinking during an AMA after telling one CS:GO member, Don Haci, "Maybe put a belt around your neck and jump off a cliff with that belt still attached, that would be better for everyone."
Haci took to his Twitter account to share the moment in action:
FeelsBadMan Sadokist telling me to kill myself pic.twitter.com/WU60YB052e— Don Haci (@DonHaci) March 31, 2018
Many didn't take kindly to the insult with memes mocking his use of a racial slur while also scratching their heads as to why he seems to hell bent on ending his career:
is this dude trying to ruin his career i don't understand what he's on about— andrew (@n0idberg) March 31, 2018
When sadokist wakes up tomorrow and checks what he said pic.twitter.com/6dFGqoSIao— Gratz (@9Gratz) March 31, 2018
While others came to his defense:
Not saying he was right in saying that but @Sadokist is easily one of the nicest/most reasonnable guy ive ever met and when having to deal with the shit that some casters deal with in terms of hate/taunting etc im not surprised its possible to snap and say stuff he doesnt mean— ToD (@YoanMerlo) March 31, 2018
One this is for certain, Sadokist is a known commentator that works in the streaming industry professionally. While some pass it off as "just trash talk," this isn't an instance with friends - this is now his profession and in no way is using a racial term and telling someone to go kill themselves (especially not in a harmful manner) OK in a working environment.