Steve Williams, Tiger Woods‘ former caddie, is back in the news again, this time for his use of racially insensitive language to describe his ex-employer at HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
Williams received a mock award at the ceremony, “Celebration of the Year”, for his “famous” TV interview after golfer Adam Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational in August, where he said:
“I have been caddying for more than 30 years now and that is the best win of my life. A lot has been said and it is great to back it up. I back myself as a frontrunner as a caddie and I have won again.”
At a HSBC Champions dinner, Williams was asked to go on stage to make a few comments about the interview he was “awarded” for, saying, “It was my aim to shove it right up that black asshole.”
After British tabloids ran the story, Williams took to his website to apologize for his statements at the ceremony, saying his remarks were in good fun, and not intended to offend anyone.
“I apologize for comments I made last night at the Annual Caddy Awards dinner in Shanghai,” he wrote. “Players and caddies look forward to this evening all year, and the spirit is always joking and fun. I now realize how my comments could be construed as racist. However, I assure you that was not my intent. I sincerely apologize to Tiger and anyone else I’ve offended.”
Do you think Williams went over the line, or do people need to relax over his relatively tame comment?
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