It's shit like this that almost makes me think about turning away from the gi and just doing no gi.
I realise that the gi is an integral part of bjj and the belt/grading system in martial arts has been around for hundreds of years, but there seems to be something very pure about no gi.
The proving ground is on the mat, end of! Belts are immaterial. It cannot be corrupted as it's simply about how good you are in competitions. (Or at least it was until they started bring this coloured sash bollocks into it).
im not sure why a bb giving someone a green belt would turn you away from the gi, and the nogi comp scene is riddled with sandbaggers due to the lack of definition between ability / experience levels!