Sergio Garcia Makes Tiger Woods Fried Chicken Joke

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The ongoing feud between Sergio Garcia of Spain and Tiger Woods has reached a new level after Garcia dropped a racially charged joke towards Woods.

Garcia has been at odds with Woods over what he perceives as Woods’ poor golf etiquette, following The Players ¬†Championship two weeks ago.

When asked in jest at a European tour function if he’d be inviting Tiger Woods to dinner for next month’s US Open, Sergio told Britain’s The Guardian:

“We’ll have him round every night,…We will serve fried chicken.”

Garcia later issued an apology after leaving the function

“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.”

Garcia has made it well known that he’s not a fan of Woods and vice versa, but was what he said necessarily racist?

Maybe there’s a misunderstanding due to cultural differences, with Sergio being from Spain, one would think maybe he doesn’t quite grasp the depth of that stereotype and the offense it causes.

Should Sergio’s remarks be forgiven?

H/T: ESPN

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Of course it is racist. Garcia wouldn’t have mentioned serving chicken if the person was white. Tiger is so lost mentally that he probably doesn’t even think it was about him.

  2. If I’m not mistaken but didn’t Fuzzy Zoeller make a similar comment about Tiger in ’97 after winning the Masters Championship. Garcia should know the sensitivity around remarks like that.

  3. He knew what he was saying, it was a play on what Fuzzy Zeller said when Tiger was first coming on in golf. I don’t think it is so dreadfully racist though. I like fried chicken…and grape soda….and watermellon…and…

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