Justin Thomas: Ralph Lauren ends sponsorship over homophobic slur
Clothes model Ralph Lauren has ended its sponsorship of world quantity three Justin Thomas after he used a homophobic slur.
Thomas apologised for the comment, which was made throughout the third spherical of the Sentry Tour of Champions in Hawaii earlier this month.
“It is inexcusable,” mentioned the Ryder Cup participant, 27, after making the remark.
Nonetheless, Ralph Lauren mentioned it was “disheartened” by use of “language solely inconsistent with our values”.
The clothes firm added: “Whereas we acknowledge he has apologised and recognises the severity of his phrases, he’s a paid ambassador of our model and his actions battle with the inclusive tradition we attempt to uphold.”
It mentioned it hoped Thomas “does the arduous and needed work so as to associate with us once more”.
Tv microphones picked up the American’s comment after he missed a five-foot par putt on the fourth gap.
The PGA Tour is anticipated to high-quality the previous world primary for his conduct.