sorry, I misread you. I see what your saying. But if people refuse to
play in future rounds because of personal reasons then they forfeit
and the tournament continues. Practically, the tournament loses no
more than if the disagreements had started before hand and these
people had never signed up.
Most of the difficulties I see are for the director, who's already put
enough work into this, and might now have to decide whether to keep
handing out byes, or make repairings (maybe it's worth asking people
to state now whether they are willing to continue through the
tournament regardless of who they're paired with, or drop out before
round 2 starts?)
Maybe if 2 people on opposite "sides" were paired it could repair some
of the damage when they gat back to playing chess - or maybe not...
If any of this reads as aggressive or nasty in any way please just
disregard it - I've had a REALLY bad week, not helped by a game
losing stupid move earlier, and my tact centres probably aren't