Last month, Rick Fox abruptly said he was prepared to leave Echo Fox—the popular esports team he founded in 2015—due to racist remarks from one of the team’s shareholders, Amit Raizada. Now, new emails from that shareholder have been discovered, revealing that Raizada threatened Fox and his family.
The new emails—reported by Dexerto’s Richard Lewis—showed that Raizada’s and Fox’s work relationship was already shaky at the beginning of this year. Fox informed people that he wished to leave the organization to continue working on other projects with former Echo Fox CEO Jace Hall, but Raizada objected.
Unfortunately, the final email that Raizada sent included this menacing message: “[There will be] NO DEAL ON ANYTHING AND IF RICK DOES NOT DO HIS DUTIES ILL PERSONALLY FUCK HIM AND HIS FAMILY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE.”
This is an interesting development because Raizada previously released a statement through PR firm Digital Strategies to Dexerto saying that he “has never used a racial epithet towards or threatened Rick Fox or anyone in his family.”
Fox, on the other hand, hasn’t backed down from his stance on the issue. In a brief interview with TMZ, he said that he would stay with Echo Fox if Raizada were to leave the company immediately. Echo Fox also released a statement, saying that it demands Raizada’s “complete disassociation” from the team.