Guardian – Sergio García’s ongoing spat with Tiger Woods took an unwelcome turn on Tuesday night, when the Spaniard made what could be interpreted as a racist remark about his opponent. The Spaniard was on stage at the European Tour’s gala players’ awards dinner, where he was questioned by the Golf Channel’s Steve Sands. García, who has been embroiled in verbal battles with Woods since the Players Championship at Sawgrass this month, was asked in jest if he would have the American round for dinner one night during the upcoming US Open. “We will have him round every night,” García said. “We will serve fried chicken.”
García left on Tuesday night before he could be asked to clarify his remarks, but later issued a statement through the European Tour, saying: “I apologise for any offence 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.”
Kind of sucks how everybody is jumping on Sergio here calling him a racist. Why? Because he mockingly said he was going to serve his biggest enemy on the planet who also happens to be black fried chicken for dinner? Out of all the millions of foods he could have picked he went with the most stereotypical black food while talking about a black guy? Whatever happened to the benefit of the doubt? Yes Black people love fried chicken. White people also love fried chicken. I eat fried chicken like every day for lunch. KFC is named after fried chicken and he’s the whitest guy I know. Fried chicken is universal. It’s something we can all come together and bond over. I mean it’s not like he said he’ll serve collared greens and watermelon while wearing a white hood and burning a cross? Maybe the dude just wanted to enjoy a good American meal with his buddy Tiger. See this is the problem with racists and racist jokes. They’ve completely ruined entire words and phrases for the rest of us like me and you and Sergio Garcia.