As a pro athlete, menacing a cameraman with finger wags is, at best, a corny and dickish thing to do, and at worst, a good way to produce a permanent testament to your corny dickishness. (There’s a camera, dummy.) Just watch Ian Poulter stare right into the lens after quadruple bogeying a hole at the Hong Kong Open.
That clip made its way around the internet last week, and was shared on Facebook and Twitter by many people who found it funny or illuminating of Poulter’s character. One such person found himself in the unenviable position of being called out by Poulter, who appears to suffer from truly Rovellian levels of sensitivity.
Poulter posted an Instagram to call out Some Guy for daring to share a video of Poulter freaking out at a cameraman:
The year’s most novel PR tactic is to do something shitty, then use your considerable platform to put a random critic (and his employer) on blast, via wildly petty cross-platform social media posts.