By Adenike Lucas
A black American Football player has called out a celebrity nightclub in London that denied him and five other team members’ access because they were “too urban.”
According to Mark Ingram, an NFL star, despite making a reservation in advance, the 27-year-old and his fellow team mate from New Orleans Saints – Sterling Moor, Vonn Bell, BW Webb, Chris Burtley – along with his publicist, William Nelson, were not allowed into the exclusive joint last night.
The “6 big guys” were informed that they were”too urban.”
Mr Ingram, a running back for the football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana, who is currently on holiday in London, took to twitter a few hours ago to inform his 434K followers of what many see as a racist policy.
He received much support from his followers. One retweeted the picture, promoting an upcoming event where rapper, Jeffery Lamar Williams known as @youngthug is set to perform.
Along with the picture @barker1980 posted: “I’m confused. This is the same place that called @MarkIngram22 #TooUrban ?
@BLEEDMUSIC called @CirqueLeSoir “a racist club” who is “using #URBAN slang Stay racist and faraway from being #TOOURBAN.”
@ChuckConnects said:”@CirqueLeSoir wants black American language and music w/o black people…#toourban”
@Rytharr advised @youngthug not to perform at the club as he “may just be #TooUrban.”