Sergio Garcia states racial remark towards Tiger Woods
Poll Results: Has Sergio Garcia officially taken this too far?
75% (73)Yes. He shouldn't have said that.
24% (24)No. That remark wasn't racist.
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First, I'll state that I'm far past ready for this Sergio-Tiger thing to go away.
Second, it all depends on intent. If Sergio was attempting to make a joke about the Fuzzy-Tiger fried chicken incident, then no it's not racial. If he's making that statement because of the racial stereotype, then yes it is.
I guess I look at what being racist is differently. To me, a racist comment would be something that was negative based on that persons race. To me, while the comment is stupid, it's just stating a stereotype. Tiger is also Asian, if he said he'd serve some sesame chicken, would you still think it's racist? People need to relax.
It's not racist as much as it's ignorant. Sergio would be best served to shut his mouth and stick to the European Tour where he can avoid having to get his butt kicked by Tiger again. Maybe Tiger can invite Sergio over for some taco's and Spanish rice...jeez what an idiot.
I've officially gone to not caring about him to not liking him, totally classless.
This is pretty much exactly what I was thinking. I'm not sure Sergio was actively trying to channel Fuzzy though, that would be downright moronic with the way Fuzzy's comments were condemned.
Then again, "downright moronic" pretty much sums up the whole Sergio vs. Tiger thing. They both need to grow up and act like professionals. The media is feeding off it and blowing it way out of proportion, but a "no comment" response by both of them when prodded by the media would shut the whole thing down. You can't maintain a fire if there's no fuel.
As to the OP, "Channeling Fuzzy" was the first thing I thought when I initially read the comment too.
Sergio apologizes, but not to Tiger:
"Sergio Garcia is apologizing for saying he would “serve fried chicken” while making a joke about having Tiger Woods over for dinner.
The British newspaper The Guardian reports Garcia was asked in jest while on stage at the European Tour’s awards dinner Tuesday night if he would invite Woods to dinner during the U.S. Open.
The Guardian reports Garcia said: “We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”
The newspaper says Garcia released a statement through the European Tour: “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.” Garcia has acknowledged not getting along with Woods."
Sergio made a remark that is routinely aimed to make light of a certain race in a derogatory manner -- therefore, I'd call it a racist remark.
Hmm... everyone says they are tired of the verbals between these two non-niceguys. But if they end up in the last pairing on Sunday at Merion, people will turn their TV's on, I think. It would be quite a setting for Sergio to win his first major in. A litte heat spices things up, as long as it's not too much. Hearing Tiger swearing or seeing Sergio going bezerk in bunkers doesnt bother me too much... I prefer that to Dufners och Goosens blank faces no matter what happens on the golf course.