Man, you guys really take this seriously. While I agree that if somebody commits to be a General on the day, they should stick by it unless they have a reasonable excuse - but it's still just a game at the end of the day.
Heck, at plenty of the events I've been to I haven't even seen the general outside of the staging area, maybe it plays out different over here but more often than not it's the squads on the ground that change the standings - not the bloke doing the commanding (daft as that sounds). Your team does a good job breaking through their lines, you win - if not, I don't think there's many players out there that'd care when you lose.
Granted, I don't know a great deal about the situation, but it just seems a little unfair to me to attack the guy over it.