Crutchlow has done what he had to do
Yamaha were never ever going to give him a full spec bike, either in the Tech3 team or in the factory team. It's what he wanted from them, they won't accede. If he'd have stayed at Tech3 with a Yamaha contract and a pay hike, it still doesn't give him the bike he wants and with Espargaro signed as team mate by Yamaha, not Tech3, who has supposedly been promised a factory spec bike, Crutchlow disappears down the pecking order for performance parts. With it, the chances of scoring even podiums also disappear.
So why not take a ride with a factory that will pay much more and offer no worse a chance of on track success than what Yamaha were offering. There is always the chance that they may get the bike working. If they don't he's no worse off than being no.4 at Yamaha. They pretty well run Tech3, not Herve.
He's sold out to no-one, he owes nothing to anyone but himself and his family and his priorty is securing his and their future
If riders have such a responsibility to their fans, why does the richest of them all continue to milk money from his considerable fanbase, some of whom are probably quite poor, by continually making money from his brand name. Selling out to capitalsm surely, by your book..
Put a sock in it ffs.