Despite head-banging their way through the ceremony, both Kabbaj and WSOP commish Jeffrey Pollack expressed disappointment in the ceremony, with Pollack Tweeting an apology and announcing a re-do of the ceremony on Saturday.
So today was Saturday and thus a somber Jeffrey Pollack stood before the assembled and apologized for allowing so heinous an act.
Then the assembled stood and paid their respects to Jolly England with the regular instrumental version of "God Save the Queen" playing in the background. And everyone walked away with righteous indignation quelled.
Kabbaj, incidentally, didn't bother to show up for his Groundhog Day presentation.
Meanwhile, eclipsing the GodSavetheQueenaments was Canadian Bahador Ahmadi's bracelet presentation.
Ahmadi was born in Iran and as a show of solidarity with those struggling in the aftermath of the Iranian election, requested that the Iranian national anthem be played.
So they dug up the Iranian anthem and with Pollack careful to add that Ahmadi had requested it, they played the song and it was kind of cool.
Or at least more interesting than Kabbaj's "God Save the Queen" part deux.