Sergio Garcia Makes ‘Fried Chicken’ Joke About Tiger Woods, Then Claims It Wasn’t Racist In Apology

Source: The Huffington Post

The feud between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods finally had its first apology on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, the war of words between the rival golfers had to get particularly ugly before it was made.

While attending the European Tour’s Players’ Awards dinner in London on Tuesday evening, Garcia turned to a racial stereotype about African-Americans while apparently attempting to make a joke about his contentious relationship with Woods. As first reported by The Guardian, Garcia made the offensive remark when jokingly asked by the event’s emcee, Steve Sands of The Golf Channel, if he would be inviting Woods over for dinner during the upcoming U.S. Open.

“We will have him round every night,” García responded, according to The Guardian. “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.”

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