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Justin Thomas: Ralph Lauren cuts ties with golfer for utilizing anti-gay slur – NEWPAPER24

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Justin Thomas: Ralph Lauren cuts ties with golfer for utilizing anti-gay slur

2021-01-16 02:24:43

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Thomas apologized for the incident, which occurred at a PGA Tour event in Hawaii final Saturday.

“There isn’t any excuse,” Thomas informed the Golf Channel in an on-air apology instantly after his spherical.

In an announcement, the corporate mentioned it was discontinuing its sponsorship of Thomas due to his use of the slur, which the corporate mentioned inconsistent with its values.

“Whereas we acknowledge that he has apologized and acknowledges the severity of his phrases, he’s a paid ambassador of our model and his actions battle with the inclusive tradition that we attempt to uphold,” an announcement from the company mentioned.

Thomas uttered the slur after he missed a par putt through the Sentry Match of Champions’ third spherical in Hawaii and his phrases had been caught by tv microphones.

“I am an grownup. I am a grown man. There’s completely no purpose for me to say something like that. It is horrible. I am extraordinarily embarrassed. It is not the type of individual that I’m … However sadly I did it and I’ve to come clean with it and I am very apologetic. I deeply apologize to everyone and anyone who I offended and I will be higher due to it,” Thomas mentioned in his apology.

A former world No. 1, Thomas is now third in golf’s rankings.

“As we make this resolution, our hope is that Mr. Thomas does the onerous and crucial work so as to companion with us once more — actually analyzing this incident, studying, rising and in the end utilizing his platform to advertise inclusion,” assertion mentioned.

The PGA Tour has additionally spoken out on this incident. “As he expressed after his spherical, we agree that Justin’s remark was unacceptable,” the PGA Tour mentioned in an announcement in accordance with the Newpaper24 information company, which added Thomas is prone to be fined for conduct “unbecoming of knowledgeable.”

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