European Tour chief executive George O’Grady has apologised for using the racially insensitive word “coloured” in an interview defending Sergio Garcia.
O’Grady described many of Garcia’s friends as being “coloured athletes.”
His remarks came as he tried to mitigate the Spaniard’s “fried chicken” comment about Tiger Woods.
A remorseful O’Grady said: “I deeply regret using an inappropriate word in a live interview for Sky Sports, for which I unreservedly apologise.”
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