One of these teams is not like the others
The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
The realist adjusts the sails."
- William Arthur Ward -
But's that's only because the GM runs the team and it's his job to judge the players. Whereas players who throw other players under the bus by criticizing them publicly - particularly players who have had significant performance issues themselves, like Tiki - usually (and quite correctly I might add) neither deserve nor receive a pass on that type of thing.
The comment pissed off Eliophiles but of course anything less than passionate jubilation at the mere mention of Eli has a way of setting them off.
Torque it till it breaks, then back off a quarter turn.