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MaximumSquid wrote: »
That smile. . . so gentle
If these guys weren't already a success they could probably make a kids show
Hevach wrote: »
I was confused, so I did the research so you don't have to:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-8360643/Audi-sack-German-Formula-E-driver-Daniel-Abt-CHEATING-charity-video-race.html
Short version: With nothing to gain and nothing on the line, idiot finds a way to lose everything.
Daniel Abt is a racecar driver IRL. COVID19 has shut down his sport, but he's part of a series of videogame races to support charity and give fans something to watch.
In the last race he brought in a ringer, a professional video game player, to win the race for him. Because this was still a league sponsored event he was fined in the form of a compulsory donation to the charity in question. Because he was still on the Audi team's banner they canned him.
Rhesus Positive wrote: »
Ah, the "I was joking" defence
Right up there with "it was performance art", "you've taken the situation out of context", and "my black friends let me say it all the time"
MarcinMN wrote: »
I can't bring myself to care about this enough to dig up the answer myself, but if anyone happens to know already and wants to share, I have a question. If he had gotten away with the swap, won the race, and was never discovered, would the charity in question have received any more or less money? I'm not counting the "compulsory donation" he had to make, which obviously resulted in more to the charity. I'm just curious if the charitable outcome would have been the same under normal circumstances regardless of what place in which he finished.
Not trying to excuse his behavior. Just curious about how the donations worked out.