Earlier today, G2 Esports CEO Carlos Rodriguez temporarily stepped down from his position within the company. The esports figurehead will be absent-without-pay for eight weeks after posting a video of himself partying with controversial content creator Andrew Tate and doubling down on his association with the alleged misogynist.
Last night, Rodriguez tweeted that “nobody will ever be able to police [his] friendships,” speaking regarding Tate. This morning, Rodriguez attempted to backtrack his original statements, apologizing for his comments and agreeing to “stand up and accept the consequences in full.”
Shortly after he issued an apology for his actions and comments, though, Rodriguez “liked” nearly a dozen posts on Twitter that completely contradicted the tone of his original apology.
On Twitter, G2 fans and esports personalities speculated that a PR representative wrote Rodriguez’s apology statement. One tweet, penned by Rainbow Six Siege shoutcaster Derry “Dezachu” Holt, suggested that G2’s PR team demanded Rodriguez tweet out an apology. Rodriguez “liked” that tweet.