Black, white, gay, straight, or tiger costume — discrimination is discrimination!
At least that's what Jason Goodwin, a man who was "unfairly ejected" from the TPC Boston golf tournament in 2010 because he was wearing a giant tiger costume, thinks.
The man claims to have gotten "pre-permission" to wear the costume in support of his favorite player, Tiger Woods, before the event, but was ejected despite his valid ticket anyway.
Apparently, golfers don't take kindly to bright orange animal costume's ’round those parts!
Ironically, it was Tiger Wood's playing partner, Angel Cabrera, who demanded the spirited fan be removed after complaining the tiger suit was "too bright and bothersome."
The man feels his civil rights were "infringed upon" and is taking the matter to small claims court where he hopes to get $7,150 in exchange for his treatment at the golf tourney, saying:
"I want to make the point that you can't tell people what to wear."
We don't disagree necessarily, especially if he was told he could wear the costume by officials. However, if he was being rude and obnoxious WHILE wearing the costume, we can totally understand why the PGA officials would eject him.
Let's hope this case makes it to Judge Judy and Mr. Goodwin arrives to court with the eye of the tiger. LOLz!
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