Controversial Romanian Politician Expelled From WPT Bucharest

Romanian politician and businessman George Becali is no stranger to controversy with his extreme views and fiery temperament ruffling feathers wherever he goes.
The Member of the European Parliament and Steaua Bucharest Football Club owner earned his nickname “Ioan Botezătorul” or John the Baptist after spitting and spilling wine on a satirical TV show creator whose work he didn’t appreciate.
George, Gigi or Giovanni Becali, as he is known, became a millionaire after an exchange of land with the Romanian Army which was later dubbed suspicious by the Romanian press and he once infamously publicly declared: “Why [are there] so many homosexuals? I’ll give two or five million dollars [for a referendum], so we can finish off all homosexuals in the country.”
Now the temperamental millionaire whose 2004 electoral was to make “Romania shine like the holy sun of the sky,” seems to have reneged on his promise once again, this time at Romania’s biggest ever poker tournament, the World Poker Tour Bucharest 2010.
So what was it that made Giovanni Becali fly into a rage, throw his chips in the air and try to punch a Tournament Director. Well, apparently he didn’t like the fact one player had spent too much time with the tournament’s only masseuse girl and he got upset wanting for his turn.
You know this guy is out of control when even poker wind up specialist Tony G on his PartyPoker blog calls for Becali to be banned and writes: “I am not being righteous as I know that in my past I have been no angel but this behaviour is disgraceful and there is no place for it on the World Poker Tour or in any poker room. It is a disgrace.”
There would be few people who would disagree with Tony G’s assessment of the situation, although it does make you wonder how with such a propensity to go on tilt, the controversial Romanian politician ended up playing poker in the first place.

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