Remember back in 1997, when pro golfer Fuzzy Zoeller “jokingly” instructed Tiger Woods not to serve fried chicken and collard greens at the Champions Dinner?
Well, its happened again.
This time, fellow golfer Sergio Garcia is the culprit, who’s been embroiled in a feud with Woods.
During an awards dinner in London, Garcia was jokingly asked if he’d invite Woods over for dinner. His response:
“We will have him round every night…we will serve fried chicken.”
According to the Daily Mail, some guests were stunned by the racist quip and an unnamed player described simply as “one leading Tour professional,” remarked to a journalist “You didn’t hear that.”
Of course, Ewan Murray of The Guardian did hear it. The Garcia-Sands exchange quickly was picked up by various media outlets, including Sands’ Golf Channel and ESPN. A short while later, Garcia issued an apology via the European Tour that was obtained by The Associated Press:
“I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players’ Awards dinner. I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.”
The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate…
I’m confident that there is real regret that the remark was made.
The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.
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